Skip to content

Eerie Silence Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence

Best in textbook rentals since 2012!

ISBN-10: 0547133243

ISBN-13: 9780547133249

Edition: 2009

Authors: Paul Davies

List price: $27.00
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/13/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Paul Davies is an internationally acclaimed physicist, writer and broadcaster. He received degrees in physics from University College, London. He was Professor of Natural Philosophy in the Australian Centre for Astrobiology at Macquarie University, Sydney and has held previous academic appointments at the Universities of Cambridge, London, Newcastle upon Tyne and Adelaide. Most of his research has been in the area of quantum field theory in curved spacetime. Davies has also has written many books for the general reader in the fascinating fields of cosmology and physics. He is the author of over twenty-five books, including The Mind of God, Other Worlds, God and the New Physics, The Edge of…    

List of Illustrations
Is Anybody Out There?
What if ET calls tomorrow?
Is SETI stuck in a rut?
It's great – but is it science?
A brief history of aliens
Life among the stars
And finally, what about all those UFO stories?
Life: Freak Side-Show or Cosmic Imperative?
A universe teeming with life?
How did life begin?
Life as a bizarre fluke
Making life in a test tube
Seeking a second genesis on Mars
A Shadow Biosphere
Seeking a second genesis on Earth
Weird extremophiles
Aliens among us
How to tell a root from a branch
Has shadow life already been found?
Targeting the shadow world
How Much Intelligence is Out There?
Planet of the Apes fallacy
Is science inevitable?
The Drake equation
How long do technological civilizations last?
The perils of using statistics of one
The Great Filter
Are we doomed?
New SETI: Widening the Search
They don't know we are here
Beyond the photon
Narrowing the search
A message on our doorstep
Nanoprobes, viral messengers and gerrymandered genomes
Evidence for a Galactic Diaspora
Where is everybody?
And where are all the time tourists?
A cosmic footprint
Riding the wave
Did the wave pass this way?
One of our planets is missing
Absent exotica
Alien Magic
Signatures of distant super-technology
Technology as ‘nature-plus’
Fantastic super-science
Flaws in the laws
Post-Biological Intelligence
Close encounters of the absurd kind
Artificial intellgence
I've seen ET, And it's an ATS
Quantum computers and quantum minds
First Contact
The Post-Detection Taskgroup
Media frenzy
The blanket of silence fallacy
‘It's official – we are not alone!’
Intercepting interstellar e-mail
Secrets from the stars
Impact on science, philosophy and politics
Impact on religion
Of gods and men. Is SETI itself a religion?
Who Speaks for Earth?
Shouting at the heavens
What should we say?
Why do SETI?
Might we be alone after all? The three-hats answer
Appendix: A Brief History of SETI