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The Resource Light of the stars : alien worlds and the fate of the Earth, Adam Frank

Light of the stars : alien worlds and the fate of the Earth, Adam Frank

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Light of the stars : alien worlds and the fate of the Earth
Title
Light of the stars
Title remainder
alien worlds and the fate of the Earth
Statement of responsibility
Adam Frank
Title variation
Alien worlds and the fate of the Earth
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Light of the Stars tells the story of humanity's coming of age as we awaken to the possibilities of life on other worlds and their sudden relevance to our fate on Earth. Astrophysicist Adam Frank traces the question of alien life and intelligence from the ancient Greeks to the leading thinkers of our own time, and shows how we as a civilization can only hope to survive climate change if we recognize what science has recently discovered: that we are just one of ten billion trillion planets in the Universe, and it's highly likely that many of those planets hosted technologically advanced alien civilizations. What's more, each of those civilizations must have faced the same challenge of civilization-driven climate change. Written with great clarity and conviction, Light of the Stars builds on the inspiring work of pioneering scientists such as Frank Drake and Carl Sagan, whose work at the dawn of the space age began building the new science of astrobiology; Jack James, the Texas-born engineer who drove NASA's first planetary missions to success; Vladimir Vernadsky, the Russian geochemist who first envisioned the Earth's biosphere; and James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis, who invented Gaia theory. Frank recounts the perilous journey NASA undertook across millions of miles of deep space to get its probes to Venus and Mars, yielding our first view of the cosmic laws of planets and climate that changed our understanding of our place in the universe."--Dust jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frank, Adam
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cosmology
  • Earth (Planet)
  • Human ecology
  • Exobiology
Target audience
general
Label
Light of the stars : alien worlds and the fate of the Earth, Adam Frank
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-250) 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
Introduction: The project and the planet -- The alien equation -- What the robot ambassadors say -- The masks of Earth -- Worlds beyond measure -- The final factor -- The awakened worlds
Control code
on1005124509
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
vii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780393609011
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017061640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99977256591
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1005124509
Label
Light of the stars : alien worlds and the fate of the Earth, Adam Frank
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-250) 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
Introduction: The project and the planet -- The alien equation -- What the robot ambassadors say -- The masks of Earth -- Worlds beyond measure -- The final factor -- The awakened worlds
Control code
on1005124509
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
vii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780393609011
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017061640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99977256591
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1005124509

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