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The Search for Extraterrestrial Life: Essays on Science and Technology

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Edited By: Peter Day

173 pages, 8 col plates, 48 b/w photos, 41 illus, figs

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #83461 | ISBN: 0198504144
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About this book

The latest selection of popular discourses from the Royal Institution includes discussion of the implications of extraterrestrial life for life on Earth, the significance of meteorites, a celebration of the electron, and whether we will ever be able to build machines with molecular based memories.


Contents

1. The search for extraterrestrial life and the future of life on earth; 2. Magellan looks at Venus; 3. Meteorites: Messengers from the past; 4. Television beyond the millenium; 6. 'There or thereabouts'; 7. Pondering on Pisa; 8. An arts/science interface: Medieval manuscripts, piments, and spectroscopy; The Royal Institution Discourses


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