The Resource The impact of discovering life beyond Earth, [edited by] Steven J. Dick, former NASA Chief Historian

The impact of discovering life beyond Earth, [edited by] Steven J. Dick, former NASA Chief Historian

Label
The impact of discovering life beyond Earth
Title
The impact of discovering life beyond Earth
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Steven J. Dick, former NASA Chief Historian
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The search for life in the Universe, once the domain of science fiction, is now a robust research program with a well-defined roadmap, from studying the extremes of life on Earth to exploring the possible niches for life in the Solar System and discovering thousands of planets far beyond it. In addition to constituting a major scientific endeavor, astrobiology is one of the most popular topics in astronomy, and is of growing interest to a broad community of thinkers from across the academic spectrum. In this volume, distinguished philosophers, theologians, anthropologists, historians and scientists discuss the big questions about how the discovery of extraterrestrial life, whether intelligent or microbial, would impact society. Their remarkable and often surprising findings challenge our foundational concepts of what the discovery of alien life may hold for humankind. Written in easily accessible language, this thought-provoking collection engages a wide audience of readers from all backgrounds
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
576.8/39
Index
no index present
LC call number
QB54
LC item number
.I47 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The impact of discovering life beyond Earth, [edited by] Steven J. Dick, former NASA Chief Historian
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn928893872
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316428429
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34694663
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)928893872
  • sks34694663

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