245 pages, 4 line diags
Translated by Dunlop,(S). Explains the attempts that scientists all over the world have made to search for other intelligent beings in the cosmos.
...the reader will learn a lot about SETI...by the end of the book...a good book for anyone looking for a serious overview of SETI. SpaceViews "Extraterrestrial Intelligence is a primer for our time." Astronomy "...perfect for newcomers to the topic. A healthy dose of science is added to elevate this beyond the pop realm." The Bookwatch "...engaging, galaxy-sweeping survey of the past, present, and future of this longshot but exciting field of research...includes many fascinating details from the various space probes that have examined Haley's comet, panets and moons in our solar system, and other phenomena in our galaxy...is a must read for anyone with a serious interest in up-to-date coverage of SETI and the people who are making it happen." Rapport "This book is a must read for those pondering the true meaning behind the claim of possible micro-fossils on Mars." Space News Book Reviews "Heidmann's obvious joy in raw speculation--all of it grounded in real science--is contagious." Amazon.com
Part I. The Bioastronomical Project: 1. The cosmic stage; 2. The organic stage; 3. The prebiotic stage; 4. The primitive biological stage; Part II. Extreterrestrials: 5. Intelligence; 6. The SETI pioneers; 7. Why use radio waves?; 8. NASA takes up the challenge; 9. False alarms; 10. The expansion of SETI; 11. Habitable zones in the universe; 12. The day we make contact; Epilogue.
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