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The Eerie Silence: Are We Alone in the Universe? by [Paul Davies]

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<DIV><DIV> "Highly recommended for both science fiction and astronomy buffs."—Publisher's Weekly</DIV><DIV> </DIV><DIV><DIV><DIV>"All readers interested in astrobiology, SETI, and extraterrestrial life will benefit from this book."<DIV>—Library Journal</DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV><DIV> </DIV><DIV><DIV>"After half a century of fruitless searching, SETI needs a summing up. This book does the job—you need no other. Davies ranks among our very best science writers, and this book should prompt deep rethinking among the entire SETI community."—Gregory Benford, author of Timescape <DIV> </DIV><DIV>"Paul Davies has written a most delightful book, perhaps the most thoughtful, thorough, and comprehensive book ever published on the key question: are we alone in the universe? Davies addresses one of the most pivotal questions facing humanity, and does it with wit, style, and rigor. The Eerie Silence will satisfy the curiosity of anyone interested in big cosmic questions about intelligence in the universe." —Michio Kaku, professor of theoretical physics and author of Physics of the Impossible, Hyperspace, and Parallel Worlds </DIV>

<DIV>"Paul Davies gives us a panoramic view of the quickening search for cosmic company—a fascinating tale stuffed with novel ideas about the nature of intelligence far beyond our own."—Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute </DIV>

<DIV>"Are we looking for life in all the wrong places? This is the deep scientific question that inspires Paul Davies The Eerie Silence. With clarity and passion, Davies not only brings you up to speed on the cutting-edge perspective, he also presents his own preferred strategies for making contact. Within may be found some scenarios that even the sci-fi writers haven t tumbled on yet. A feast for thought about the most fascinating mystery of all." Ann Druyan, creative director, NASA s Voyager Interstellar Message, and co-creator, with Carl Sagan, of Contact </DIV>

<DIV>"Paul Davies imagines the unimaginable. After fifty years in which radio astronomers have listened in vain for voices from a silent sky, with clarity and authority Davies sets out a stunning new prospectus for the continuing search for intelligence beyond the Earth. A must-read for anybody fascinated by the most profound of questions: are we alone?"—Stephen Baxter, author of Manifold: Time and Flood </DIV>

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[Audio Review] This year marks the 50th anniversary of the SETI (Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence) program, which is yet to produce any otherworldly findings. Author and astrobiologist Dr. Paul Davies attempts to uncover the truth behind the project s failings by analyzing the data and questioning the assumptions being made about the intelligence of alien beings by SETI scientists. Narrator George K. Wilson delivers a steady reading highlighted by stellar pacing and solid pronunciation. Wilson s delivery is steadfast; the weighty material never manages to overwhelm his resolve to keep the listener thoroughly engaged. L.B. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2010] --Audiofile --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • Publisher : Penguin (4 March 2010)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 15989 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
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  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 256 pages
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking, life affirming...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thorough, and surprising
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eerie indeed!
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4.0 out of 5 stars good read, but slightly hard going for non scientists
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4.0 out of 5 stars And the debate goes on
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