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The Resource Making contact : Jill Tarter and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, Sarah Scoles

Making contact : Jill Tarter and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, Sarah Scoles

Label
Making contact : Jill Tarter and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence
Title
Making contact
Title remainder
Jill Tarter and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Scoles
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Jill Tarter is a pioneer, an innovator, an adventurer, and a controversial force. At a time when women weren't encouraged to do much outside the home, Tarter ventured as far out as she could -- into the three-Kelvin cold of deep space. And she hasn't stopped investigating a subject that takes and takes without giving much back. Today, her computer's screensaver is just the text "SO ... ARE WE ALONE?" This question keeps her up at night. In some ways, this is the question that keep us all up at night. We have all spent dark hours wondering about our place in it all, pondering our "aloneness," both terrestrial and cosmic. Tarter's life and her work are not just a quest to understand life in the universe: they are a quest to understand our lives within the universe. No one has told that story, her story, until now. It all began with gazing into the night sky. All those stars were just distant suns-were any of them someone else's sun? Diving into the science, philosophy, and politics of SETI - searching for extraterrestrial intelligence - Sarah Scoles reveals the fascinating figure at the center of the final frontier of scientific investigation. This is the perfect book for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered if we are alone in the universe."--
Assigning source
From Amazon
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scoles, Sarah
Dewey number
  • 576.8/39
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tarter, Jill C
  • Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (Study group : U.S.)
  • Extraterrestrial beings
  • Women astronomers
Label
Making contact : Jill Tarter and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, Sarah Scoles
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-266) 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
How'd a nice girl like you get into a field like this? -- Babies, brown dwarfs, and big moves -- Making the Allen Telescope Array -- The future of the alien-hunting telescope -- A question for our time -- The politics of science and new projects -- The quest for contact -- the last chapter -- Extremophiles and exoplanets -- Shouting into the void -- A timeline of SETI
Control code
ocn959809050
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books edition.
Extent
275 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681774411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)959809050
Label
Making contact : Jill Tarter and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, Sarah Scoles
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-266) 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
How'd a nice girl like you get into a field like this? -- Babies, brown dwarfs, and big moves -- Making the Allen Telescope Array -- The future of the alien-hunting telescope -- A question for our time -- The politics of science and new projects -- The quest for contact -- the last chapter -- Extremophiles and exoplanets -- Shouting into the void -- A timeline of SETI
Control code
ocn959809050
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books edition.
Extent
275 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681774411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)959809050

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