If the Universe Is Teeming with Aliens ... WHERE IS EVERYBODY? : Seventy-Five Solutions to the Fermi Paradox and the Problem of Extraterrestrial Life
In this second, significantly revised and expanded edition of his widely popular book, Webb discusses in detail the (for now!) 75 most cogent and intriguing solutions to Fermi's famous paradox: If the numbers strongly point to the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations, why have we found no evidence of them?
Reviews from the first edition:
"Amidst the plethora of books that treat the possibility of extraterrestrial intelligence, this one by Webb ... is outstanding. ... Each solution is presented in a very logical, interesting, thorough manner with accompanying explanations and notes that the intelligent layperson can understand. Webb digs into the issues ... by considering a very broad set of in-depth solutions that he addresses through an interesting and challenging mode of presentation that stretches the mind. ... An excellent book for anyone who has ever asked 'Are we alone?'." (W. E. Howard III, Choice, March, 2003)
"Fifty ideas are presented ... that reveal a clearly reasoned examination of what is known as 'The Fermi Paradox'. ... For anyone who enjoys a good detective story, or using their thinking faculties and stretching the imagination to the limits ... 'Where is everybody' will be enormously informative and entertaining. ... Read this book, and whatever your views are about life elsewhere in the Universe, your appreciation for how special life is here on Earth will be enhanced! A worthy addition to any personal library." (Philip Bridle, BBC Radio, March, 2003)
Since gaining a BSc in physics from the University of Bristol and a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Manchester, Stephen Webb has worked in a variety of universities in the UK. He is a regular contributor to the Yearbook of Astronomy series and has published an undergraduate textbook on distance determination in astronomy and cosmology as well as several popular science books. His interest in the Fermi paradox combines lifelong interests in both science and science fiction.
- Paperback | 434 pages
- 155 x 235 x 23.11mm | 6,788g
- 29 May 2015
- Springer International Publishing AG
- Cham, Switzerland
- 2nd ed. 2015
- 18 Illustrations, color; 52 Illustrations, black and white; XV, 434 p. 70 illus., 18 illus. in color.
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Table of contents
"There are 397 notes and 21 pages of references. The
arguments are engaging, clearly reasoned, and accessible to general readers. ...
This is one of the best books ever written on the subject of extraterrestrial
intelligence. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readership levels." (T.
Barker, Choice, Vol. 53 (3), November, 2015)
About Stephen Webb