Features chapters by SETI Institute Bernard Oliver Chair, Jill Tarter and SETI Institute Senior Astronomer, Seth Shostak. With over 500 planets now known to exist beyond the Solar System, spacecraft heading for Mars, and the ongoing search for extraterrestrial intelligence, this timely book explores current ideas about the search for life in the Universe.
Some SETI Institute scientists have written, edited, or contributed to books. These publications, which may be available through Amazon.com or your public library, include popular, reference, and textbooks, as well as compilations of scientific articles or papers. In addition, we have included books about the SETI Institute or SETI in general.
- first results 1999 Leonid Multi-Instrument Aircraft Campaign
- first results USAF Leonid global monitoring program
36 articles by 62 experts in the fields of astrophysics, planetary science, and exobiology. Carl Sagan introduces this landmark book on "cosmoecology"-the ecology of the Universe-what enables planet formation, stability, and habitability?
1000 bibliographic references 30 BW photos 150 charts/illustrations $75.00 Retail ($67.50 if you mention SETI)+ S/H ($5 to US dest.)
1000 bibliographic references
30 BW photos
Watch your grammar! There are few skills more important than being able to write and speak with clarity and precision. SETI pioneer Barney Oliver was a stickler for using the right word in the right way, and proved it by writing a witty and useful book that is a first-rate splint for fractured English.
What happens if SETI succeeds? Several dozen experts from the fields of sociology, technology, and education consider the social consequences of finding a signal. Based on workshops held in 1991 and 1992, this is the definitive opus on the likely impact of an extraterrestrial signal. Don't believe all you see on TV, nor what you read in the chat groups: here is reasoned prognostication on what could be the biggest event in human history.
Where are the extraterrestrials likely to be hanging out? What will they look like and be like? What is their interest in us, and how can we find them? The SETI Institute's own Seth Shostak tells all in this witty and informative new book. Publishers Weekly says: "The book is rich in considered, engaging science... Sections on possible alien behavior, on motives for contact and means of contact... are compelling as they reveal as much about us as about anyone who may pop across for a visit."
This is a reprint of the classic, 1971 summer study directed by Bernard Oliver and John Billingham. It provides technical detail on both the astronomical and signal processing sides of SETI. Reverently (and accurately) described as the "bible of SETI."
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The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence is on the brink of a renaissance. Four decades after the first modern experiment seeking signals from other civilizations, a slew of new technologies and fresh ideas are promising to rapidly expand the search.
The universe is yours to grasp!" promises the back cover of this clear and comprehensive guide to astronomy for a general audience. Written by SETI Institute scientist, Cynthia Phillips and co-author Shana Priwer, the book is packed with useful diagrams, photos, tips for backyard stargazers, and fascinating history. The Everything Astronomy Book is a perfect introduction to the night sky for a beginner as well as a handy reference for the book-shelf of anyone captivated by the cosmos.
In Looking for Life in the Universe, Author Ellen Jackson and photographer Nic Bishop introduce readers to Dr. Jill Tarter, the Bernard Oliver Chair of the SETI Institute, and her thrilling, rigorous, and awe-inspiring work in the field.