By Seth Shostak
If there's one query that has preoccupied humanity because the starting of cognizance, it should be this one: Are we really by myself within the universe? Shostak, senior astronomer for the SETI Institute, thinks the percentages are opposed to it. because the public face of SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), Shostak is positive concerning the threat of existence on different planets. His most recent booklet is brim-full of data and hypothesis that upload as much as a reasonably convincing argument. He proposes, for instance, that by means of considering the glut of newly found planets in orbit round far flung stars and creating a few clinical extrapolations, we will be able to finish that the universe is teeming with planets owning the stipulations beneficial for all times. the matter then turns into one in all verbal exchange. Shostak believes the reply lies in listening for radio indications, and he provides a full of life heritage of radio astronomy. He touches on different topics—microwaves, quasars, pulsars, and alien ship sightings—and imbues all of them along with his trademark humor. Readable and fascinating.
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Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientist's Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence by Seth Shostak