|Title:||After contact : the human response to extraterrestrial life|
|Authors:||Albert A. Harrison|
|Publisher:||[S.l.] : Plenum Trade, 1997|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||306456214|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references and index|
What if there were life on other planets? What if this life were intelligent, capable of communicating, and had evolved into a complex society? What if contact were somehow made with this extraterrestrial intelligence? These are the questions that have fascinated and intrigued scientists and non-scientists, almost everyone, for decades.
This fascinating new book explores these questions from a fresh perspective. Albert Harrison examines in detail the psychological, sociological, political, and cultural dimensions of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. By so doing, he firmly establishes that the behavioral and social sciences are as integral to the search as are the physical and biological sciences that have dominated the field up to now. This book offers a useful conceptual framework for rational discussion of extraterrestrial life forms, and provides a detailed analysis of likely human reactions to the detection of extraterrestrial life.
Harrison sketches our responses to the discovery of extraterrestrial intelligence as individuals, as nations, and as humanity, and conlcudes that we have good reason for cautious optimism about the progress of the search and the aftermath of contact.
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|006500||QB54.H29 1997||Book||ISU Library||Main collection||Available|