Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

Aliens: the world's leading scientists on the search for extraterrestrial life

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2017.
Language:
English
Description

In these lively and fascinating essays, scientists from around the world weigh in on the latest advances in the search for intelligent life in the universe and discuss just what that might look like. Since 2000, science has seen a surge in data and interest on several fronts related to E.T. (extraterrestrials); A.I. (artificial intelligence); and SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence). The debate has intensified over whether life exists outside our solar system, what that life would look like, and whether we'll ever make contact.

Included here are essays from a broad spectrum of the scientific community: cosmologists, astrophysicists, NASA planetary scientists, and geneticists, to name just a few, discussing the latest research and theories relating to alien life. Some of the topics include: If life exists somewhere in space, what are the odds that it evolves into something we would recognize as intelligent? What will space travel look like in the future, and will it all be done by cyborg technology? How long until we are ruled by robot overlords? (This is actually a serious consideration.) Are we simply a simulation in the mind of some supreme being, acting out a virtual reality game?

For those who have ever wondered, Is there anybody out there? here are the latest theories and evidence that move us closer to answering that question.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781250109637
9781250109651
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID40a07cb6-5db9-dda0-5d3a-23da322e0240
Grouping Titlealiens the worlds leading scientists on the search for extraterrestrial life
Grouping Authorjim al khalili
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-10-30 10:26:39AM
Last Indexed2020-10-30 10:28:23AM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Al-Khalili, Jim, 1962-
authorJim Al-Khalili
author2-roleAl-Khalili, Jim,1962-editor.
author_display
available_at_catalogArcade
Arden-Dimick
Central
North Highlands-Antelope
Pocket-Greenhaven
Southgate
Valley Hi-North Laguna
detailed_location_catalogArcade
Arden-Dimick
Central
North Highlands-Antelope
Pocket-Greenhaven
Southgate
Valley Hi-North Laguna
display_description

In these lively and fascinating essays, scientists from around the world weigh in on the latest advances in the search for intelligent life in the universe and discuss just what that might look like. Since 2000, science has seen a surge in data and interest on several fronts related to E.T. (extraterrestrials); A.I. (artificial intelligence); and SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence). The debate has intensified over whether life exists outside our solar system, what that life would look like, and whether we'll ever make contact.

Included here are essays from a broad spectrum of the scientific community: cosmologists, astrophysicists, NASA planetary scientists, and geneticists, to name just a few, discussing the latest research and theories relating to alien life. Some of the topics include: If life exists somewhere in space, what are the odds that it evolves into something we would recognize as intelligent? What will space travel look like in the future, and will it all be done by cyborg technology? How long until we are ruled by robot overlords? (This is actually a serious consideration.) Are we simply a simulation in the mind of some supreme being, acting out a virtual reality game?

For those who have ever wondered, Is there anybody out there? here are the latest theories and evidence that move us closer to answering that question.

format_catalogBook
eBook
format_category_catalogBooks
eBook
id40a07cb6-5db9-dda0-5d3a-23da322e0240
isbn9781250109637
9781250109651
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b24780054.i78346071Arcade576.839 A316 20171falsefalseOn Shelfarcag
ils:.b24780054.i75969907Southgate576.839 A316 20171falsefalseOn Shelfsouag
ils:.b24780054.i7851034xNorth Highlands-Antelope576.839 A316 20171falsefalseOn Shelfnhiag
ils:.b24780054.i75969890Central576.839 A316 20171falsefalseOn Shelfcenag
ils:.b24780054.i78064776Arden-Dimick576.839 A316 20171falsefalseOn Shelfardag
ils:.b24780054.i75969919Pocket-Greenhaven576.839 A316 20171falsefalseOn Shelfpocag
ils:.b24780054.i78697153Valley Hi-North Laguna576.839 A316 20171falsefalseOn Shelfvalag
overdrive:6ed6c5f4-f9f9-4ade-9974-87136c9e4130-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
itype_catalogAdult Book Non-Fiction
last_indexed2020-10-30T17:28:23.977Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullEssays
Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog576.839 A316 2017
owning_library_catalogSacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalogArcade
Arden-Dimick
Central
North Highlands-Antelope
Pocket-Greenhaven
Southgate
Valley Hi-North Laguna
primary_isbn9781250109637
publishDate2017
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b24780054BookBooksFirst U.S. edition.EnglishPicador, 2017.232 pages ; 22 cm.
overdrive:6ed6c5f4-f9f9-4ade-9974-87136c9e4130eBookeBookEnglishPicador2017
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b24780054.i78346071On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b24780054.i75969907On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b24780054.i7851034xOn ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b24780054.i75969890On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b24780054.i78064776On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b24780054.i75969919On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b24780054.i78697153On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
overdrive:6ed6c5f4-f9f9-4ade-9974-87136c9e4130-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetExtraterrestrial beings
Life on other planets
Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (Study group : U.S.)
title_displayAliens : the world's leading scientists on the search for extraterrestrial life
title_fullAliens : the world's leading scientists on the search for extraterrestrial life / edited and with an introduction by Jim Al-Khalili
Aliens The World's Leading Scientists on the Search for Extraterrestrial Life
title_shortAliens
title_subthe world's leading scientists on the search for extraterrestrial life
topic_facetEssays
Extraterrestrial beings
Life on other planets
New Age
Nonfiction
Science