290 pages, B/w plates, tabs
Places the twentieth century extraterrestrial life debate in historical perspective, covering a broad range of topics, ranging from the search for life in the solar system to the search for planetary systems, the origins of life, UFO's and aliens in science fiction.
' ! an excellent reference to the subject with no undue bias.' Peter D. Mata, Spaceflight ' ! an important further contribution to understanding how science proceeds as a social as well as an intellectual activity. Recommended reading.' Richard Taylor, Spaceflight 'It is refreshing to read a balanced critique of any scientific controversy and it is to his great credit that Dick achieves this despite recent discoveries'. School Science Review '! full of stimulating ideas and entertaining stories.' Astronomy Now 'This provides an interesting vehicle for studying the history, philosophy and sociology associated with one of the most enduring questions in science: the possibility of extraterrestrial life ! an ideal reference book !'. School Science Review
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