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Intelligent Life in the Universe: Principles and Requirements behind its Emergence

By: Peter Ulmschneider

310 pages, 156 illus, 37 in col

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 2006 | Edition: 2 | #161370 | ISBN: 354032836X
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About this book

This book addresses all scientists and others interested in the origins, development and fate of intelligent species in the observable part of our universe. In particular, the author scrutinizes what kind of information about extraterrestrial intelligent life can be inferred from our own biological, cultural and scientific evolution and the likely future of mankind. The first part of the book provides the necessary background information from space and life sciences, thus making the book also accessible to students and the scientifically educated public.

In the second edition of Peter Ulmschneider's successful and highly interesting book the author is putting even stronger emphasis on the geological conditions and consequences of life's conquest of land as the pre-condition for the emergence of life with our type of technical intelligence.


Contents

Origin of Chemical Elements * Planet Formation * Search for Extrasolar Planets * Planets Suitable for Life * Life and its Origin on Earth * Evolution * Search for Extraterrestrial Life * The Future of Mankind * Extraterrestrial Intelligent Life.

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