By Douglas A. Vakoch

This e-book addresses vital present and old subject matters in astrobiology and the quest for all times past Earth, together with the quest for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). the 1st part covers the plurality of worlds debate from antiquity in the course of the 19th century, whereas part covers the extraterrestrial lifestyles debate from the 20th century to the current. the ultimate part examines the societal impression of learning existence past Earth, together with either cultural and spiritual dimensions. in the course of the publication, authors draw hyperlinks among their very own chapters and people of different participants, emphasizing the interconnections among many of the strands of the background and societal influence of the hunt for extraterrestrial life.

The chapters are all written via the world over famous specialists and are conscientiously edited via Douglas Vakoch, professor of scientific psychology on the California Institute of necessary experiences and Director of Interstellar Message Composition on the SETI Institute.

This interdisciplinary ebook will gain every person attempting to comprehend the that means of astrobiology and SETI for our human society.

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