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Waiting for contact : the search for extraterrestrial intelligence

Author
Squeri, Lawrence Louis, 1942- author.
Title
Waiting for contact : the search for extraterrestrial intelligence / Lawrence Squeri.
Format
Book
Published
Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, [2016]
©2016
Description
x, 233 pages ; 24 cm
Portion of title
Search for extraterrestrial intelligence
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-222) and index.
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Before SETI : the age of pluralism
  • Science fiction and ufology : strange cousins
  • The road to SETI : fearing the future
  • The 1960s : the quest begins
  • The 1960s : the selling of SETI
  • Soviet SETI : ET is a communist
  • The 1970s : gaining respect
  • SETI in NASA : rise and fall
  • After NASA : revival, distress, and hope
  • Conclusion.
Summary
"Imagine a network of extraterrestrials in radio contact with each other across the universe, superior beings who hail from advanced civilizations quadrillions of miles away, just waiting for Earth to tune in. Some people believe it’s only a matter of time before we discover the right "station." Waiting for Contact tells the story of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) movement, which emerged in 1959 as astronomers began using radio telescopes to listen for messages from space. New technological developments turned what once was speculation into science. Boosted by support from Frank Drake, Philip Morrison, Carl Sagan, and the genre of science fiction, the SETI movement gained followers and continues to capture imaginations today"--Publisher.
Subject headings
Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (Study group : U.S.)
Life on other planets.
Extraterrestrial beings.
Interstellar communication.
ISBN
9780813062143 (hardcover)
0813062144 (hardcover)

Holdings

Library
Fort Wayne Helmke Library
Call Number
QB54 .S693 2016
Location
Stacks
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Library
Kokomo Library
Call Number
QB54 .S693 2016
Location
Stacks
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