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The Resource Aliens : past present future, Ron Miller ; forewords by David Brin and Dr John Elliott

Aliens : past present future, Ron Miller ; forewords by David Brin and Dr John Elliott

Label
Aliens : past present future
Title
Aliens
Title remainder
past present future
Statement of responsibility
Ron Miller ; forewords by David Brin and Dr John Elliott
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Aliens: Past, Present and Future covers the subject of extraterrestrial life from every angle, from the earliest speculations more than 400 years ago about the possibility of life on other worlds, to today's ongoing search for Earth 2.0. In between are lessons learned about how life originated on our own planet, as well as the story behind the vast cult that has grown up around flying saucers and strange visitors from other planets, including popular culture renditions of them. The book is organised into three Parts. Part 1 reviews humankind's changing thinking about extraterrestrial beings and life through history, from Ancient times through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, to today; Part 2 discusses the science of extraterrestrial life - in a way that every reader, non-scientist and scientist alike, will understand; and Part 3 explores the deep impact the idea of extraterrestrial life has had, not only on science and space exploration but on popular culture as well - and the potential impact it may have on philosophy and religion. The very concept of extraterrestrial life has been a driving force behind our exploration of the universe and a pervasive presence in movies, books, comics, and advertising throughout the past century. Written by bestselling author Ron Miller and with forewords by acclaimed sci-fi novelist David Brin and Professor Andrew Fraknoi, the book features more than 200 illustrations - from centuries-old engravings, book, comic and magazine art, movie posters, purported UFO photographs, to colour illustrations showing what today's cutting-edge scientists think extraterrestrial life could be like."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CPG
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1947-
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Miller, Ron
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Brin, David
  • Elliott, John
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  • Extraterrestrial beings
  • Life on other planets
  • Human-alien encounters
  • Unidentified flying objects
Target audience
adult
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Label
Aliens : past present future, Ron Miller ; forewords by David Brin and Dr John Elliott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 220) 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
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781780289687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005970856
  • (OCoLC)on1005970856
  • 945722
Label
Aliens : past present future, Ron Miller ; forewords by David Brin and Dr John Elliott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 220) 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
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781780289687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005970856
  • (OCoLC)on1005970856
  • 945722

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