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The Resource Alien life : the search for extraterrestrials and beyond, Barry Parker ; drawings by Lori Scoffield

Alien life : the search for extraterrestrials and beyond, Barry Parker ; drawings by Lori Scoffield

Label
Alien life : the search for extraterrestrials and beyond
Title
Alien life
Title remainder
the search for extraterrestrials and beyond
Statement of responsibility
Barry Parker ; drawings by Lori Scoffield
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Pointing up to the heavens, today's cutting-edge radio telescopes scan the cosmos for any signal that may indicate alien life, as tantalizing prospects lead us further along our quest. Already we may have found microbes in meteorites from Mars. As Parker points out, three of Jupiter's moons are now known to contain ice and liquid water - leading some scientists to believe that perhaps under this ice lie hidden areas teeming with aquatic life. After discovering planets outside our solar system, astronomers believe that other "suns" may exist capable of supporting planets that harbor alien life-forms. Beyond making contact, Parker stresses that disaster surely awaits us on Earth as its ever-growing population depletes our planet's natural resources. He delineates the plans to mine treasures in space, generate power on distant bodies, and establish thriving communities in space."--BOOK JACKET. "We can control our alien searches in space, but what if they find us first? Have we already been visited? Have humanoid creatures with large black eyes actually hovered over our towns? How do we account for eyewitness reports of bizarre glowing lights, "scorched" patterns on crop fields, and alleged abductions? Parker investigates the truth surrounding these visits and discusses the UFO phenomenon."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parker, Barry R
Dewey number
576.8/39
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QB54
LC item number
.P33 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Extraterrestrial beings
  • Extraterrestrial anthropology
  • Life on other planets
Label
Alien life : the search for extraterrestrials and beyond, Barry Parker ; drawings by Lori Scoffield
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Architecture of Life -- 3. The Development of Life on Earth -- 4. Alien Life -- 5. Mars as an Abode for Life -- 6. Meteorite from Mars -- 7. Mars: The Future -- 8. Other Life in the Solar System -- 9. Life on Planets beyond the Solar System -- 10. SETI: Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence -- 11. Are We Alone? -- 12. The Future: Starflight -- 13. Have We Been Visited? UFOs and Ancient Astronauts -- 14. Epilogue
Control code
38438990
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 254 pages
Isbn
9780306457951
Lccn
98004552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Alien life : the search for extraterrestrials and beyond, Barry Parker ; drawings by Lori Scoffield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Architecture of Life -- 3. The Development of Life on Earth -- 4. Alien Life -- 5. Mars as an Abode for Life -- 6. Meteorite from Mars -- 7. Mars: The Future -- 8. Other Life in the Solar System -- 9. Life on Planets beyond the Solar System -- 10. SETI: Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence -- 11. Are We Alone? -- 12. The Future: Starflight -- 13. Have We Been Visited? UFOs and Ancient Astronauts -- 14. Epilogue
Control code
38438990
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 254 pages
Isbn
9780306457951
Lccn
98004552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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