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Title Astrobiology, history, and society : life beyond earth and the impact of discovery / Douglas A. Vakock, editor.
Published Berlin : Springer, [2013]
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 Electronic Book  QH326 .A878 2013eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 375 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Content Type text
Format online resource
Series Advances in astrobiology and biogeophysics
Advances in astrobiology and biogeophysics.
Contents The early extraterrestrial life debate. The extraterrestrial life debate from antiquity to 1900 / Michael J. Crowe and Matthew F. Dowd ; Early mocern ET, reflexifve telescopics, and their relevance today / Dennis Danielson ; Extraterrestrial life as the great analogy, two centuries ago and in modern astrobiology / Woodruff T. Sullivan III ; Hegel, analogy, and extraterrestrial life / Joseph T. Ross ; The relationship between the origins of life on earth and the possibillity of life on other planets : a nineteenth-century perspective / St├ęphane Tirard ; Pioneering concepts of planetary habitability / Florence Raulin Cerceau -- The modern extraterrestrial life debate. The twentieth century history of the extraterrestrial life debate : major themes and lessons learned / Steven J. Dick ; The creator of astrobotany, Gavriil Adrianovich Tikhov / Danielle Briot ; Life beyond earth and the evolutionary synthesis / Douglas A. Vakoch ; The first thousand exoplanets : twenty years of excitement and discovery / Chris Impey ; Extraterrestrial life in the microbial age / Aaron L. Gronstal -- Societal impact of discovering extraterrestrial life. The societal impact of extraterrestrial life : the relevance of history and the social sciences / Steven J. Dick ; Cultural resources and cognitive frames : keys to an anthropological approach to prediction / Ian Lowrie ; The detection of extraterrestrial life : are we ready? / Klara Anna Capova ; Impact of extraterrestrial life discovery for third world societies : anthropological and public health considerations / M. Margaret Weigel and Kathryn Coe ; Impossible predictions of the unprecedented : analogy, history, and the work of prognostication / Kathryn Denning ; Mainstream media and social media reactions to the discovery of extraterrestrial life / Morris Jones ; Christianity's response to the discovery of extraterrestrial intelligent life : insights from sicence and religion and the sociology of religion / Constance M. Bertka ; Would the discovery of ETI provoke a religious crisis? / Ted Peters.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Exobiology.
Life -- Origin.
Extraterrestrial beings.
Life on other planets.
Related Names Vakoch, Douglas A.
Related To Print version: Astrobiology, history, and society 3642359825 9783642359828 (DLC) 2013936532
ISBN 3642359833 (electronic bk.)
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