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    DescriptionFifty years ago, a young astronomer named Frank Drake pointed a radio telescope at nearby stars in the hope of picking up a signal from an alien civilization. Thus began one of the boldest scientific projects in history, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). But after a half century of scanning the skies, astronomers have little to report but an eerie silence--eerie because many scientists are convinced that the universe is teeming with life. The problem, argues leading physicist and astrobiologist Paul Davies, is that we've been looking in the wrong place, at the wrong time, and in the wrong way. Davies should know. For more than three decades, he has been closely involved with SETI and now chairs the SETI Post-Detection Taskgroup, charged with deciding what to do if we're confronted with evidence of alien intelligence. In this extraordinary book, he shows how SETI has lost its edge, then offers a new and exciting road map for the future. Davies believes that our search so far has been overly anthropocentric: we tend to assume an alien species will look, think, and behave like us. He argues that we need to be far more expansive in our efforts, and in this book he completely redefines the search, challenging existing ideas of what form an alien intelligence might take, how it might try to communicate with us, and how we should respond if we ever do make contact. A provocative and mind-expanding journey, "The Eerie Silence" will thrill fans of science and science fiction alike.


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    Title
    The Eerie Silence
    Subtitle
    Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Davies, Narrator George K. Wilson
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 190 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 72 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400165513
    ISBN 10: 1400165512
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WNX
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SCI005000
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    LC classification: QB
    DC22: 999, 576.839
    B&T Approval Code: S87360000
    Abridged Dewey: 523
    BISAC V2.8: SCI004000
    B&T Approval Code: A52500000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 56480
    B&T Approval Code: A52501400
    BISAC V2.8: SCI098000
    Thema V1.0: PG, WNX
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    13 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Paul Davies is an internationally acclaimed physicist, cosmologist, and astrobiologist at Arizona State University and the author of more than twenty books, including "The Mind of God," "About Time," and "The Goldilocks Enigma." George K. Wilson has narrated over one hundred fiction and nonfiction audiobook titles, from Thomas L. Friedman to Thomas Pynchon, and has won several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards.
    Review quote
    "Paul Davies imagines the unimaginable.... A [must-listen] for anybody fascinated by the most profound of questions: are we alone?" ---Stephen Baxter, author of Manifold