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Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
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Sarah Scoles
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Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Sarah Scoles


9781681774411

Pegasus


Biography: science, technology & engineering;
Mathematics & Sciences;
Astronomy, space & time;
UFOs & extraterrestrial beings


Hardback

336 pages

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Jill Tarter is a pioneer, an innovator, an adventurer, and a controversial force. At a time when women weren't encouraged to do much outside the home, Tarter ventured as far out as she could-into the three-Kelvin cold of deep space. And she hasn't stopped investigating a subject that takes and takes without giving much back. Today, her computer's screensaver is just the text SO...ARE WE ALONE? This question keeps her up at night. In some ways, this is the question that keep us all up at night. We have all spent dark hours wondering about our place in it all, pondering our aloneness, both terrestrial and cosmic. Tarter's life and her work are not just a quest to understand life in the universe: they are a quest to understand our lives within the universe. No one has told that story, her story, until now. It all began with gazing into the night sky. All those stars were just distant suns-were any of them someone else's sun? Diving into the science, philosophy, and politics of SETI-searching for extraterrestrial intelligence-Sarah Scoles reveals the fascinating figure at the center of the final frontier of scientific investigation. This is the perfect book for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered if we are alone in the universe.

By:   Sarah Scoles
Imprint:   Pegasus
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 160mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   488g
ISBN:   9781681774411
ISBN 10:   1681774410
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   July 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sarah Scoles is a science writer whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, Slate, Smithsonian, The Washington Post, Scientific American, Popular Science, Discover, New Scientist, Aeon, and Wired. A former editor at Astronomy magazine, Scoles worked at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, the location of the first-ever SETI project. She lives in Denver, Colorado.


Scoles shares the fantastic story of people willing to pursue a quixotic goal in the face of daunting odds. -- Publishers Weekly

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