The Biological Universe
The Twentieth Century Extraterrestrial Life Debate and the Limits of Science
By (author) Steven J. Dick
Normal Price: $249.59
Your Price: $224.63 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $24.96! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $11.23 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 8-11 days
Biological Universe by Steven J. Dick
Book DescriptionThroughout the twentieth century, from the furor over Percival Lowell's claim of canals on Mars to the sophisticated Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, otherworldly life has often intrigued and occasionally consumed science and the public. Does 'biological law' reign throughout the universe? Are there other histories, religions, and philosophies outside of those on Earth? Do extraterrestrial minds ponder the mysteries of the universe? The attempts to answer these often asked questions form one of the most interesting chapters in the history of science and culture, and The Biological Universe is the first book to provide a rich and colorful history of those attempts during the twentieth century. Covering a broad range of topics, including the search for life in the solar system, the origins of life, UFOs, and aliens in science fiction, Steven J. Dick shows how the concept of extraterrestrial intelligence is a world view of its own, a 'biophysical cosmology' that seeks confirmation no less than physical views of the universe.
Buy Biological Universe book by Steven J. Dick from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780521343268
(228mm x 152mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jun-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Steven J. Dick
Impact of Discovering Life Beyond Earth, Hardback (October 2015)
Discusses the big questions about how the discovery of extraterrestrial life, whether intelligent or microbial, would impact society and humankind.
Discovery and Classification in Astronomy, Hardback (September 2013)
This book shows that astronomical discovery is a complex and ongoing process comprising various stages of research, interpretation and understanding.
Apollo Expeditions to the Moon, Paperback (January 2010)
Official NASA publication marks the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing and features essays by project participants recalling engineering and administrative challenges. Accessible, jargon-free accounts, highlighted by numerous illustrations.
Sky and Ocean Joined, Paperback (July 2007)» View all books by Steven J. Dick
A colourful history of 170 years of scientific discovery at the United States Naval Observatory.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Biological Universe book by Steven J. Dick and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.