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Beyond UFOs: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life and Its Astonishing Implications for Our Future
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Princeton Univ Pr
Publication date May 2, 2011
Pages 223
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780691149882
ISBN-10 0691149887
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Original list price $21.95
Other format details university press
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The quest for extraterrestrial life doesn't happen only in science fiction. This book describes the startling discoveries being made in the very real science of astrobiology, an intriguing new field that blends astronomy, biology, and geology to explore the possibility of life on other planets. Jeffrey Bennett takes readers beyond UFOs to discuss some of the tantalizing questions astrobiologists grapple with every day: What is life and how does it begin? What makes a planet or moon habitable? Is there life on Mars or elsewhere in the solar system? How can life be recognized on distant worlds? Is it likely to be microbial, more biologically complex--or even intelligent? What would such a discovery mean for life here on Earth?


Come along on this scientific adventure and learn the astonishing implications of discoveries made in this field for the future of the human race. Bennett, who believes that "science is a way of helping people come to agreement," explains how the search for extraterrestrial life can help bridge the divide that sometimes exists between science and religion, defuse public rancor over the teaching of evolution, and quiet the debate over global warming. He likens humanity today to a troubled adolescent teetering on the edge between self-destruction and a future of virtually limitless possibilities. Beyond UFOs shows why the very quest to find alien life can help us to grow up as a species and chart a course for the stars. In a new afterword, Bennett shares the most recent developments in extrasolar research, and discusses how they might further our quest to find alien life.



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9780691149882 | details & prices | 223 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $21.95
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