9781108426763-110842676X-Astrobiology, Discovery, and Societal Impact (Cambridge Astrobiology)

Astrobiology, Discovery, and Societal Impact (Cambridge Astrobiology)

ISBN-13: 9781108426763
ISBN-10: 110842676X
Edition: 1
Author: Dick, Steven J.
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardcover 394 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781108426763
ISBN-10: 110842676X
Edition: 1
Author: Dick, Steven J.
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardcover 394 pages

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Acknowledged authors Dick, Steven J. wrote Astrobiology, Discovery, and Societal Impact (Cambridge Astrobiology) comprising 394 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 110842676X and 9781108426763. Since then Astrobiology, Discovery, and Societal Impact (Cambridge Astrobiology) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The search for life in the universe, once the stuff of science fiction, is now a robust worldwide research program with a well-defined roadmap probing both scientific and societal issues. This volume examines the humanistic aspects of astrobiology, systematically discussing the approaches, critical issues, and implications of discovering life beyond Earth. What do the concepts of life and intelligence, culture and civilization, technology and communication mean in a cosmic context? What are the theological and philosophical implications if we find life - and if we do not? Steven J. Dick argues that given recent scientific findings, the discovery of life in some form beyond Earth is likely and so we need to study the possible impacts of such a discovery and formulate policies to deal with them. The remarkable and often surprising results are presented here in a form accessible to disciplines across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

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