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Call number:SPRINGER-1991-9783540464471:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Bioastronomy The Search for Extraterrestial Life — The Exploration Broadens Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Bioastronomy Held at Val Cenis, Savoie, France, 18–23 June 1990
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Date:1991
Size:1 online resource (413 p.)
Note:10.1007/3-540-54752-5
Contents:Opening remarks -- The creation of free energy -- Particulate disks around main sequence stars -- Bursts of star formation in the local galactic disk and their implications for the origin and evolution of life around the sun and
nearby stars -- Testing theories of star formation -- Towards an estimate of the fration of stars with planets from velocities of high precision -- On the feasibility of extra-solar planetary detection at very low ratio frequencies --
The ESO microvariability Key Program and the detection of extrasolar planets and brown dwarfs -- A proposal for the search of extrasolar planets by occultation -- Near-term prospects for extra-solar planet detection: The astrometric
imaging telescope -- A search for T-Tauri stars based on the IRAS Point Source Catalog -- How many single stars among solar-type stars? -- Habitable planetary orbits around ? centauri and other binaries -- The search for protostars --
The habitability of Mars-like planets around main sequence stars -- Planetary accretion debris and IR excesses in open stellar clusters -- Lithium abundances as a probe of the early evolution of solar-type stars -- Low-amplitude
stellar velocity variations: Other possibilities -- Some recent developments in interstellar chemistry -- The formation of long chains of carbon atoms in space -- Hydrogen cyanide polymerization: A preferred cosmochemical pathway --
PAHs: Very abundant organic molecules in the interstellar medium -- Primitive evolution: Early information transfer and catalysis by purines -- The search for H2O in extraterrestrial environments -- Self-assembly properties of
primitive organic compounds -- Cometary studies: Bioastronomical perspectives -- Origin of the biosphere of the earth -- Carbon-rich micrometeorites and prebiotic synthesis -- Titan's atmosphere probed by stellar occultation -- Study
of transmitted light through Titans atmosphere -- UV radiation fields in dense clouds: Photochemical effects -- Prebiotic chemistry in planetary environments -- Terrestrial accretion of prebiotic volatiles and organic molecules during
the heavy bombardment -- Geophysiology and habitable zones around sun-like stars -- Exobiological habitats: An overview -- Habitable zones for earth-like planets around main sequence stars -- Titan's atmosphere from voyager infrared
observations: Parallels and differences with the primitive earth -- Liquid water and life on early mars -- New interpretation of crustal extension evidences on mars -- Martian paleohydrology and its implications for exobiology science
-- Boundaries of the earth's biosphere -- The impact of technology on SETI -- RFI surveys at selected radio observatories -- A 1 Hz resolution RFI survey: Preliminary results -- The SERENDIP II SETI project: Observations and RFI
analysis -- SETI: On the telescope and on the drawing board -- Project of ETI signal search at the wavelength 1.47 mm -- A SETI search technique: Monitor stars to which we have sent signals -- Radio search for alien space probes --
Karhunen-Loève versus Fourier transform for SETI -- On the strategy of SETI -- Pan-Galactic puise periods and the pulse window for SETI -- Cosmic background radiation limits for SETI -- VLBI and interstellar scattering tests for SETI
signals -- A test for the interstellar contact channel hypothesis in SETI -- The SETI program of the Planetary Society -- Trying to do science using high spectral resolution SETI prototypes -- The summit of the CBR at mm wavelengths
and other queries -- The potential contribution of the northern cross radiotelescope to the SETI program -- A proposal for a SETI global network -- A search for Dyson spheres around late-type stars in the Iras catalog -- Gravitational,
plasma, and black-hole lenses for interstellar communications -- SETI through the gamma-ray window: A search for interstellar spacecraft -- Criteria of artificiality in SETI -- The antecedents of consciousness: Evolving the
“intelligent” ability to simulate situations and contemplate the consequences of novel courses of action -- Cognition in an African Grey parrot -- Archaeology in space: Encountering Alien Trash and other remains -- Biological
constraints on interstellar travel -- A philosophical approach to the extraterrestrial life issue -- The intrinsic limit to the speed of innovation and its relevance for the question “where are they?” -- SETI searches with the 70m
SUFFA radio telescope -- Strategy of the mutual search for civilizations by means of probes -- Connections: Life on Earth and atoms in the Universe -- From the physical world to the biological universe: Historical developments
underlying SETI -- A possible way for evolution of the intellect of intelligent beings -- SETI as a science -- May there be an ultimate goal to the cosmic evolution? -- Evolutionary approach to the SETI problem -- Peace among the
factions: Cooling tempers in the extraterrestrial life debate -- The likely organizational order of advanced intelligences -- The role of comprehensive perception in tradition -- Technical evolution and positive feedback -- Contact
paranoia and pronoia: An anthropologist looks at SETI -- The declaration of principles for activities following the detection of extraterrestrial intelligence -- The consequences of contact: Views of the scientific community and the
science media -- Selection criteria in bioastronomy: Excerpts from a panel discussion -- Summary of scientific content of the symposium
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Keywords: Physics , Geophysics , Space sciences , Physics , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Geophysics/Geodesy
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Call number:SPRINGER-1985-9783642954535:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Evolution of Matter and Energy on a Cosmic and Planetary Scale
Author(s): M Taube
Date:1985
Size:1 online resource (289 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-642-95453-5
Contents:1 Matter and Energy. The Interplay of Elementary Particles and Elementary Forces -- 1.1 An Attempt to Describe the Natural World Using the Smallest Number of Elementary Phenomena -- 1.2 General Foundations of the Physical Sciences --
1.2.1 Some principles -- 1.2.2 Some properties of the elementary phenomena are governed by very exact and strong laws of conservation -- 1.2.3 Prohibitions -- 1.3 Elementary Forces and Particles -- 1.3.1 Elementary forces -- 1.3.2
Elementary particles -- 1.4 Elementary Particles -- 1.4.1 “Bricks” and “mortar“ -- 1.4.2 Creation of the elementary particles -- 1.4.3 “Life” and “death” of elementary particles -- 1.5 The Existence of Atomic Nuclei Is Due to the
Forces of Attraction Between Their Nucleons -- 1.5.1 The weak force limits the number of stable hadrons -- 1.5.2 Strong force binds the nucleons together -- 1.5.3 Binding energy of a nucleon -- 1.6 Matter and Free Energy — The Intimate
Connection -- 1.7 What Are the Conclusions for the Future Development of Mankind? -- 2 The Universe: How Is It Observed Here and Now? Its Past and Possible Future -- 2.1 What Is the Universe? -- 2.1.1 A definition of the Universe --
2.1.2 Beginning of the Universe -- 2.2 Expansion of the Universe -- 2.2.1 The red shift -- 2.2.2 The five eras of the Universe -- 2.3 What Is Known About the Universe Today? -- 2.3.1 The average composition of the Universe -- 2.3.2
Chemical composition of cosmic matter -- 2.3.3 Composition of photons -- 2.4 The Universe as a Whole -- 2.5 The Future of the Universe -- 2.6 What Conclusions Can Be Drawn for the Future Development of Mankind? -- 3 The Origin and
Nuclear Evolution of Matter -- 3.1 The Creation of the Elementary Particles in the Very Early Universe -- 3.1.1 Unknown phase: Era of superunified force (Planckian Era or Very Hot Era) -- 3.1.2 Era of grand unified force (Hot Era) --
3.1.3 Era of unified force (Lukewarm Era) -- 3.1.4 Cold Era and Very Cold Era -- 3.2 Evolution of the Elementary Particles. A Very Rapid Development in the First Seconds of the Universe -- 3.2.1 Beginning of the Cold Era: Evolution in
the “Hadron Epoch” -- 3.2.2 Production of hydrogen, deuterium, and helium: The Universe a few seconds old Lepton Epoch -- 3.2.3 The Photon Epoch, from the first minute to the first million years. -- 3.3 The Beginning of the Present
Very Cold Era: The “Stars Era”. The Evolution of Galaxies, Stars, and Life -- 3.3.1 The largest of the cosmic structures: The development of galaxies -- 3.3.2 The evolution of stars the nuclear and gravitational reactors -- 3.3.3 The
protostar evolves from diffuse matter -- 3.3.4 The longest living stars, those of the Main Sequence -- 3.3.5 Red Giants: The cold stars with the hot interiors -- 3.3.6 Evolution towards hot dense stars -- 3.3.7 Explosion of a
supernova: The most spectacular event in a galaxy -- 3.3.8 Extremely dense stars: Neutron stars (pulsars) and black holes -- 3.4 The Burning of Hydrogen — Nucleosynthesis in the Stars -- 3.4.1 Deuterium: The fuel of protostars -- 3.4.2
The slow burning of hydrogen -- 3.4.3 The burning of hydrogen in a catalytic cycle assisted by carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen -- 3.5 Helium also Burns, but under More Extreme Conditions -- 3.5.1 Production of carbon from the burning of
helium -- 3.5.2 A very vital step: The production of oxygen -- 3.6 Carbon, Oxygen, and Other Elements of Medium Mass Burn in a Flash. -- 3.6.1 Energy production and energy required for nucleosynthesis -- 3.6.2 Iron, the nuclear ash --
3.7 The Systhesis of Heavy Elements: The Need for an External Energy Source -- 3.7.1 How can uranium be synthesised? -- 3.7.2 The “s-process”, the slow-process of neutron capture -- 3.7.3 The “r-process”, the rapid-process of neutron
capture -- 3.8 Cosmic Rays — A Strange Form of Matter -- 3.9 What Are the Conclusions for the Future of Mankind? -- 4 Chemical Evolution and the Evolution of Life: The Cosmic Phenomena -- 4.1 Chemical Evolution: Another Phase in the
Evolution of Matter -- 4.1.1 Special case of the electromagnetic force: The chemical force -- 4.1.2 The actors in the chemical play -- 4.2 Chemical Synthesis Occurs in Cosmic Space -- 4.2.1 Interstellar gas contains very many, often
very complex compounds -- 4.2.2 Some of the interstellar molecules exist in solid form -- 4.2.3 Comets: Rare and strange, but formidable, chemical reactors -- 4.2.4 Meteorites often consist of very “sophisticated” chemical compounds --
4.2.5 “Organic molecules” on the Moon and planets -- 4.3 The Origin of the Planets -- 4.3.1 Have the planets been formed “by chance”? -- 4.3.2 The protoplanet, the first stage of evolution -- 4.3.3 The chemical evolution of the Earth:
A complex and dramatic development -- 4.3.4 All stable elements present in the Universe exist on Earth -- 4.3.5 The history of the Earth has been influenced by the movement of the continents -- 4.3.6 The first phases of chemical
evolution were driven by different energy sources and were influenced by a number of factors -- 4.4 Synthesis of Complex Molecules on the Primitive Earth -- 4.4.1 The primitive atmosphere includes mostly molecules containing hydrogen
-- 4.4.2 The amino acids their ease of synthesis -- 4.4.3 How were the large molecules, the polymers, produced? -- 4.5 What Is Life? The Need for a General Definition -- 4.5.1 Could life have originated spontaneously? -- 4.5.2 The
physical aspect of life -- 4.5.3 What kind of elementary forces can play the role of energy carriers for living systems? -- 4.5.4 What kind of elementary particles can play the role of carriers of life? -- 4.6 The Chemical Elements,
Particularly the Light Elements, Are the Carriers of Life -- 4.6.1 Why are the light elements best fitted for this role? -- 4.6.2 Why is hydrogen oxide — water — the unique medium for living organisms? -- 4.6.3 The source of free
energy for life: The stars of the Main Sequence. -- 4.6.4 The chemical composition of the living organism is similar to the chemical composition of the Universe -- 4.6.5 Life is only possible in a Universe having the characteristics of
our type of Universe -- 4.7 What Can We Hope to Know About the Spontaneous Formation of Terrestrial Life? -- 4.7.1 The problem: The uniqueness of life in our present state of knowledge -- 4.7.2 The protobionts: The first living
structures -- 4.7.3 The evolution of the living being occurred at the switch-over point from one energy source to the next -- 4.8 Evolution of Living Beings -- 4.8.1 Genetic evolution -- 4.8.2 The evolution of Man -- 4.8.3 The
evolution of the brain -- 4.9 What Are the Conclusions for the Future of Mankind? -- 5 The Eternal Cycle of Matter on the Earth -- 5.1 Matter on This Planet Is Almost Indestructible -- 5.1.1 How stable is terrestrial matter? -- 5.1.2
Terrestrial matter is isolated by the gravitational field the amount of matter is constant -- 5.1.3 Division of the Earth into five “spheres” -- 5.2 The Gaseous Sphere Acts in the Exchange Between the Other Spheres -- 5.2.1 The main
components of the atmosphere -- 5.2.2 The most active component, oxygen, a product of the biosphere -- 5.2.3 Ozone: Modified oxygen which acts as a shield for the biosphere -- 5.2.4 The carbon cycle, a chain directly related to the
flow of energy in the biosphere and technosphere -- 5.2.5 The “inert” nitrogen cycle, which controls the activity of the biosphere -- 5.2.6 The micro-components of the atmosphere, the troublesome “details” -- 5.2.7 Dust particles, a
troublesome constituent of the atmosphere -- 5.3 The Hydrosphere — A Crucial Factor in the Existence of the Biosphere -- 5.3.1 The cycling of water, the largest terrestrial material cycle -- 5.3.2 Quality of water, quality of life --
5.3.3 Man’s demand for water is gigantic -- 5.3.4 Drinking water, where purity counts -- 5.3.5 The erosion of the planetary surface -- 5.4 The Solid Earth, the Litosphere -- 5.4.1 The main components of the Earth’s crust -- 5.4.2 The
Earth’s crust, the main source of materials for our civilisation -- 5.4.3 Metals “prepared” by Nature, the most widely used -- 5.5 Ordered Matter and Entropy -- 5.5.1 Concentration means increase of order and decrease of entropy --
5.5.2 Impact of substances in very small amounts: Poisons -- 5.5.3 Material dissipation and waste formation increases entropy -- 5.6 What Are the Conclusions for Mankind’s Future Development? -- 6 The Flow of Energy on the Earth -- 6.1
The Source of Free Energy on the Earth -- 6.1.1 The quality of energy: The ordered and disordered forms -- 6.1.2 The elementary forms of energy -- 6.1.3 How large is flux of energy? -- 6.2 The Energy Sources on the Earth -- 6.2.1.
Solar energy — The most important source -- 6.2.2 Spectrum and albedo of solar light -- 6.3 Solar Energy and Climate -- 6.3.1 The solar energy flux is not constant -- 6.3.2 Solar energy is transformed into numerous forms and types of
energy -- 6.3.3 The past and future of the terrestrial climate -- 6.3.4 The local climate depends on continental drift -- 6.4 Non-solar Terrestrial Energy Sources -- 6.4.1 Other non-solar flows of energy play a small but not
insignificant role -- 6.4.2 The importance of the amount of stored energy -- 6.5 How Much Energy Does Man Need? -- 6.5.1 Does man need energy at all? -- 6.5.2 The sources of energy are changeable -- 6.6 The Indirect Use of Solar Energy
-- 6.6.1 The biosphere as Man’s energy source for technology -- 6.6.2 Transformation of solar into kinetic energy: Wind -- 6.6.3 Transformed solar energy: The kinetic energy of falling water -- 6.6.4 The “insignificant” form of solar
energy: The heat of the oceans -- 6.6.5 The best forms of stored solar energy: Oil and coal -- 6.7 The Direct Technological Use of Solar Energy -- 6.7.1 The simplest way: Space heating -- 6.7.2 Solar energy converted into electricity
on the Earth“s surface -- 6.7.3 The extraterrestrial conversion of solar into electrical energy -- 6.8 Technological Use o
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Keywords: Physics , Environmental sciences , Geoecology , Environmental geology , Nature conservation , Physics , Physics, general , Environmental Science and Engineering , Nature Conservation , Geoecology/Natural Processes
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Call number:QB54.L487::2013 Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Alien universe Extraterrestrial life in our minds and in the cosmos
Author(s): Don Lincoln
Date:2013
Publisher:Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press
Size:194 p
Contents:The question -- Beginnings -- Encounters -- Fictions -- Blockbusters -- Interlude -- Life-forms -- Elements -- Neighbors -- The visitors.
ISBN:9781421410722
Keywords: Life on other planets. , Exobiology. , Extraterrestrial beings Social aspects. , Extraterrestrial beings in popular culture.
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Call number:QB54.D383::2010 Show nearby items on shelf
Title:The Eerie Silence : Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence
Author(s): P. C. W.(Paul Charles William) Davies
Date:2010
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Note:1st U. S. ed.
ISBN:9780547133249
Keywords: Life on Other Planets , Extraterrestrial Beings , Unidentified Flying Objects
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Call number:PZ7.H3134GD::2009 Show nearby items on shelf
Title:George's cosmic treasure hunt
Author(s): Lucy Hawking
Stephen Hawking
Date:2009
Edition:1st Simon & Schuster books for Young Readers pbk. ed.
Publisher:New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Size:299 p
ISBN:9781442421752
Keywords: Astronauts , Exploration of outer space , Extraterrestrial beings , Space flight , Science fiction , Adventure fiction
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Title:The anthropic cosmological principle
Author(s): John D. Barrow
Frank J. Tipler
Date:1988
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Size:706 p.
Contents:Design arguments -- Modern teleology and the anthropic principles -- The rediscovery of the anthropic principle -- The weak anthropic principle in physics and astrophysics -- The anthropic principles in classical cosmology -- Quantum mechanics and the anthropic principle -- The anthropic principle and biochemistry -- The space-travel argument against the existence of extraterrestrial intelligent life -- The future of the universe.
ISBN:0192821474
Series:Oxford Paperbacks
Keywords: Anthropic principle , Human beings , Intellect , Life on other planets , Science - Philosophy , Universe - Role of man
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