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Main Title Intelligent Life in the Universe Principles and Requirements Behind Its Emergence / [electronic resource] :
Author Ulmschneider, Peter.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2006
Call Number QH327-328
ISBN 9783540328384
Subjects Physics ; Chemistry, Organic ; Life sciences ; Evolution (Biology) ; Astronomy ; Astrophysics ; Astrobiology
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Edition Second Edition.
Collation XIV, 310p. 156 illus., 37 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Planets -- Stars, Galaxies, and the Origin of Chemical Elements -- Planet Formation -- The Earth -- The Search for Extrasolar Planets -- Planets Suitable for Life -- Life -- Life and its Origin on Earth -- Evolution -- The Search for Extraterrestrial Life -- Intelligence -- The Future of Mankind -- Extraterrestrial Intelligent Life. This book addresses the possible origins, development and fate of intelligent life in the universe. The author presents a wide-ranging analysis of the type of knowldege that can be inferred about extraterrestial intelligent societies from our own biological, cultural and scientific evolution, and from the likely future of mankind. Providing extensive background information from astronomy, geology, chemistry and biology, the book will appeal to both the scientist and the general reader. In this second edition of Peter Ulmschneider's successful and highly interesting book the author is putting even stronger emphasis on the geological conditions and consequences of life's conquest of land as the pre-condition for the emergence of life with our type of technical intelligence.