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In this comprehensive and interdisciplinary volume, former NASA Chief Historian Steven Dick reflects on the exploration of space, astrobiology and its implications, cosmic evolution, astronomical institutions, discovering and classifying the cosmos, and the philosophy of astronomy. The unifying theme of the book is the connection between cosmos and culture, or what Carl Sagan many years ago called the “cosmic connection.” As both an astronomer and historian of science, Dr. Dick has been both a witness to and a participant in many of the astronomical events of the last half century. This collection of papers presents his reflections over the last forty years in a way accessible to historians, philosophers, and scientists alike. From the search for alien life to ongoing space exploration efforts, readers will find this volume full of engaging topics relevant to science, society, and our collective future on planet Earth and beyond.

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Genre: Science
Author: Steven J. Dick
Publisher: Springer Nature
Release: 2020-05-11
File: 799 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783030416140

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A team of nuclear scientists on planet Globe in a parallel universe are approached by harmless aliens, who on the surface look like humans. These aliens are desperate to fix one of the components in their battery system otherwise they will disintegrate and not be able to return to the Fifth Space-Time Dimension, from which they came. In return for the facilitation of equipment necessary to remedy the unique problem, the scientists are offered- amongst other things- a ride in the aliens Fifth Field Vehicle. Inside this wondrous contrivance, the passengers become invisible to others , yet they themselves can see and hear everything around them. Will the alien problem be solved in time, or will the aliens revert to more primitive existences?

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Kamille Zaiter
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release: 2015-12-08
File: 286 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781514441800

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This new collection of critical essays on science fiction and fantasy literature features the following pieces: "Setting Ideas in Space, Time, and Infinity," "The Necessity of Science Fiction," "The British and American Traditions of Speculative Fiction," "The Biology and Sociology of Alien Worlds," "Cosmic Perspectives in Nineteenth-Century Literature," "An Introduction to Alternate Worlds," "Adolf Hilter: His Part in Our Struggle: (A Brief Economic History of British SF Magazines)," "The Battle of Dorking and Its Aftermath," "The Science in Science Fiction," "The Siren Song of Sexuality: The Mythology of Femmes Fatales," "What We Know About Vampires," "A Brief History of Vampires," and "A Brief History of Werewolves." Brian Stableford is the bestselling writer of 50 books and hundreds of essays, including science fiction, fantasy, literary criticism, and popular nonfiction. He lives and works in Reading, England.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Brian M. Stableford
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Release: 2006-11
File: 212 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780809519118

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Some people believe aliens visted Earh during the age of the dinosaurs. Did aliens have anything to do with their extinction? Have aliens left other signs on Earth throughout history? Learn more to find out!

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Meg Gaertner
Publisher: Capstone Press
Release: 2019-08
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781543571134

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HUMANITY FACES A CHOICE as it reacts to the Djbrr, friendly and technologically advanced extraterrestrials who LOVE to party: should it embrace the fun-loving Djbrrs and their high-tech gifts, or fear them? At first, jubilation sweeps earth following the Djbrr's arrival. But celebration turns to distrust when catastrophe strikes earth's greatest technological achievement, Grissom Base on Jupiter's moon Io, and humans face a crisis of confidence.Kelso Frick, earth's top physicist, responds, creating Excelsior, the craft he believes will travel faster than light, an achievement the Djbrr--like Albert Einstein--think is impossible. Frick hand-picks the crew who will join him on Excelsior's quest to break the light barrier: Mission Commander Roy Geiger, a Navy veteran haunted by his role in the Grissom Base disaster, Pilot Nancy Mac, decorated war hero, top test pilot, and aerial combat ace, Science Historian Thomas Wilson, tasked with documenting Excelsior's historic journey, and Science Officer Mnggs, known to earthlings as Mingus, the Hero of First Contact, first Djbrr Nobel Laureate and first Djbrr celebrity, and to Las Vegas casinos as an optimistic--and compulsive--gambler.Excelsior's mission is soon imperiled by the suspicious death of a crewmember, rising anti-Djbrr sentiment, and an unknown scientist's warning of hidden danger lurking behind the light barrier. Despite these setbacks, Excelsior launches, hurtling ever faster through space, and in accordance with Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity, time aboard the craft slows relative to the passage of time on earth, where scientists begin questioning the mission's safety. On Excelsior, crewmates struggle with earth's shifting political winds and the dictates of their own consciences. As concerns grow about the consequences of breaking the light barrier, each of them must decide whether to fulfill their destiny by continuing the mission, or aborting it. Their decision will determine the fate of the cosmos.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Mendy Sobol
Publisher: Fictionfire
Release: 2015-07-21
File: 246 Pages
ISBN-13: 1631929496

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The meaning of life. Be enlightened. Darwin, UFOS, physics, everything revealed.

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Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Author: Jonathan Royle
Publisher: Paragon Publishing
Release: 2008-11
File: 228 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781899820528

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An anthropological look at the UFO community, told through first-person experiences with researchers in their element as they pursue what they see as a solvable mystery—both terrestrial and cosmic. More than half a century since Roswell, UFOs have been making headlines once again. On December 17, 2017, the New York Times ran a front-page story about an approximately five-year Pentagon program called the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program. The article hinted, and its sources clearly said in subsequent television interviews, that some of the ships in question couldn’t be linked to any country. The implication, of course, was that they might be linked to other solar systems. The UFO community—those who had been thinking about, seeing, and analyzing supposed flying saucers (or triangles or chevrons) for years—was surprisingly skeptical of the revelation. Their incredulity and doubt rippled across the internet. Many of the people most invested in UFO reality weren’t really buying it. And as Scoles did her own digging, she ventured to dark, conspiracy-filled corners of the internet, to a former paranormal research center in Utah, and to the hallways of the Pentagon. In They Are Already Here we meet the bigwigs, the scrappy upstarts, the field investigators, the rational people, and the unhinged kooks of this sprawling community. How do they interact with each other? How do they interact with “anomalous phenomena”? And how do they (as any group must) reflect the politics and culture of the larger world around them? We will travel along the Extraterrestrial Highway (next to Area 51) and visit the UFO Watchtower, where seeking lights in the sky is more of a spiritual quest than a “gotcha” one. We meet someone who, for a while, believes they may have communicated with aliens. Where do these alleged encounters stem from? What are the emotional effects on the experiencers? Funny and colorful, and told in a way that doesn’t require one to believe, Scoles brings humanity to an often derided and misunderstood community. After all, the truth is out there . . .

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Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Author: Sarah Scoles
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Release: 2020-03-03
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 1643133055

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Dr. Demopoulos and his ragtag crew of time and space travelers face a terrifying new challenge that threatens the entire universe after they crashland their spaceship on a giant trash planet.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: John DeChancie & David Bischoff
Publisher: Crossroad Press
Release: 2015-01-21
File: Pages
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"Bucky Fuller thought big," Wired magazine recently noted, "Arthur C. Clarke thinks big, but Cliff Pickover outdoes them both." In his newest book, Cliff Pickover outdoes even himself, probing a mystery that has baffled mystics, philosophers, and scientists throughout history--What is the nature of time? In Time: A Traveler's Guide, Pickover takes readers to the forefront of science as he illuminates the most mysterious phenomenon in the universe--time itself. Is time travel possible? Is time real? Does it flow in one direction only? Does it have a beginning and an end? What is eternity? Pickover's book offers a stimulating blend of Chopin, philosophy, Einstein, and modern physics, spiced with diverting side-trips to such topics as the history of clocks, the nature of free will, and the reason gold glitters. Numerous diagrams ensure readers will have no trouble following along. By the time we finish this book, we understand a wide variety of scientific concepts pertaining to time. And most important, we will understand that time travel is, indeed, possible.

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Genre: Science
Author: Clifford A. Pickover
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 1999-09-23
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780199929924

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One of the world’s leading scientists explains why—and how—the search for intelligent life beyond Earth should be expanded. Fifty years ago, a young astronomer named Frank Drake first pointed a radio telescope at nearby stars in the hope of picking up a signal from an alien civilization. Thus began one of the boldest scientific projects in history, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). After a half-century of scanning the skies, however, astronomers have little to report but an eerie silence—eerie because many scientists are convinced that the universe is teeming with life. Physicist and astrobiologist Paul Davies has been closely involved with SETI for three decades and chairs the SETI Post-Detection Taskgroup, charged with deciding what to do if we’re suddenly confronted with evidence of alien intelligence. He believes the search so far has fallen into an anthropocentric trap—assuming that an alien species will look, think, and behave much like us. In this provocative book Davies refocuses the search, challenging existing ideas of what form an alien intelligence might take, how it might try to communicate with us, and how we should respond if it does.

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Genre: Science
Author: Paul Davies
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 2010-04-13
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780547488493

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