The Resource Out There : A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (for the Cosmically Curious), (electronic resource)

Out There : A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (for the Cosmically Curious), (electronic resource)

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Out There : A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (for the Cosmically Curious)
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Out There
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A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (for the Cosmically Curious)
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eng
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We've all asked ourselves the question. It's impossible to look up at the stars and NOT think about it: Are we alone in the universe? Books, movies and television shows proliferate that attempt to answer this question and explore it. In OUT THERE Space.com senior writer Dr. Michael Wall treats that question as merely the beginning, touching off a wild ride of exploration into the final frontier. He considers, for instance, the myriad of questions that would arise once we do discover life beyond Earth (an eventuality which, top NASA officials told Wall, is only drawing closer). What would the first aliens we meet look like? Would they be little green men or mere microbes? Would they be found on a planet in our own solar system or orbiting a star far, far away? Would they intend to harm us, and if so, how might they do it? And might they already have visited? OUT THERE is arranged in a simple question-and-answer format. The answers are delivered in Dr. Wall's informal but informative style, which mixes in a healthy dose of humor and pop culture to make big ideas easier to swallow. Dr. Wall covers questions far beyond alien life, venturing into astronomy, physics, and the practical realities of what long-term life might be like for we mere humans in outer space, such as the idea of lunar colonies, and even economic implications. Dr. Wall also shares the insights of some of the leading lights in space exploration today, and shows how the next space age might be brighter than ever
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Wall, Michael
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576.8/39
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no index present
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QB54
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non fiction
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  • Life on other planets
  • Extraterrestrial beings
  • Outer space
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Out There : A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (for the Cosmically Curious), (electronic resource)
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online resource
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multicolored
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Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Table of Contents; Dedication; Introduction: Wow!; Part I: What's Out There?; Chapter 1: Where Is Everybody?; Chapter 2: Are We All Martians?; Chapter 3: What Does ET Look Like?; Chapter 4: Do Aliens Have Sex?; Chapter 5: What Are We Looking For?; Chapter 6: Where Is ET Hiding?; Chapter 7: How Would the World Be Told?; Chapter 8: Could We Talk to ET?; Chapter 9: How Would the World Respond?; Chapter 10: Have We Already Found ET?; Chapter 11: Will Aliens Kill Us All?; Part II: Getting Out There; Chapter 12: Will We Colonize the Moon and Mars?
  • Chapter 13: Can We Go Interstellar?Chapter 14: Will There Be a Homo spaciens?; Chapter 15: Is Time Travel Possible?; Chapter 16: What Will Happen to Us?; Bibliography; Acknowledgments; About the Author; Newsletter
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on1061131880
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1 online resource (126 pages)
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9781538729380
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9CB8C983-7FD4-4B68-9622-AA6D4F96DBEE
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  • (Sirsi) o1061131880
  • (OCoLC)1061131880
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Out There : A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (for the Cosmically Curious), (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Table of Contents; Dedication; Introduction: Wow!; Part I: What's Out There?; Chapter 1: Where Is Everybody?; Chapter 2: Are We All Martians?; Chapter 3: What Does ET Look Like?; Chapter 4: Do Aliens Have Sex?; Chapter 5: What Are We Looking For?; Chapter 6: Where Is ET Hiding?; Chapter 7: How Would the World Be Told?; Chapter 8: Could We Talk to ET?; Chapter 9: How Would the World Respond?; Chapter 10: Have We Already Found ET?; Chapter 11: Will Aliens Kill Us All?; Part II: Getting Out There; Chapter 12: Will We Colonize the Moon and Mars?
  • Chapter 13: Can We Go Interstellar?Chapter 14: Will There Be a Homo spaciens?; Chapter 15: Is Time Travel Possible?; Chapter 16: What Will Happen to Us?; Bibliography; Acknowledgments; About the Author; Newsletter
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on1061131880
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unknown
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1 online resource (126 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781538729380
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9CB8C983-7FD4-4B68-9622-AA6D4F96DBEE
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1061131880
  • (OCoLC)1061131880

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