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First Contact

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The world's leading astronomers confront the ultimate question: Are we alone in the Universe?

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Bova and Preiss have orchestrated an array of contributions from the foremost space scientists who describe their quest for life beyond the planet earth. Where and how are we searching for intelligent life? What will it be like? What should we do when we find it?

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"This collection of essays and short stories on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), compiled by president emeritus of the National Space Society Bova and Preiss, a science editor, numbers among its contributors Philip Morrison, one of the founders of the field; Frank Drake, head of the SETI Institute; writers Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov.

The thrust of the book is simple: with perhaps millions or billions of planets in the universe, chances favor the existence of life on some of them and, with advanced equipment and methodology, we may be able to contact that life. The scientific discussion is accessible to lay readers but many will question the felicity of including science fiction in this compendium."      ~Publishers Weekly

Editor Bova, Ben
Coeditor Preiss, Byron
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 438 pp.
Publisher Penguin Books 1991
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