Book 2007

Contact with Alien Civilizations

Our Hopes and Fears about Encountering Extraterrestrials

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ISBN: 978-0-387-28598-6 (Print) 978-0-387-68618-9 (Online)

Table of contents (34 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

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    Chapter

    Pages 1-8

    Introduction

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    Chapter

    Pages 9-24

    A Belief in Other Minds

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    Pages 25-32

    A New Era

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    Pages 33-48

    Searching for Intelligence

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    Pages 49-53

    Sending Our Own Signals

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    Pages 54-57

    Probabilities

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    Pages 58-67

    Probabilities: The Astronomical Factors

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    Pages 68-76

    Probabilities: Life

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    Pages 77-88

    Probabilities: Intelligence

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    Pages 89-93

    Probabilities: Civilization, Technology, and Science

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    Pages 94-100

    Probabilities: Longevity

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    Chapter

    Pages 111-112

    The Drake Equation, Take Two

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    Pages 113-121

    Should We Continue the Search?

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    Pages 122-142

    Direct Contact

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    Pages 143-161

    The UFO Controversy

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    Pages 162-163

    The Drake Equation, Take Three

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    Pages 164-179

    Why Don’t We See Them?

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    Pages 180-189

    Reformulating the Problem

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    Pages 190-201

    Thinking Outside the Box

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    Chapter

    Pages 202-207

    SETI and Religion

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