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Author Scoles, Sarah, author.

Title Making contact : Jill Tarter and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence / Sarah Scoles.

Publication Info. New York : Pegasus Books, 2017.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  576.839 SCO    AVAILABLE
 LaSalle PL Adult Non Fiction - LSBB-3  576.839 SCO    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  576.839 SCO    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  576.839 SCO    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Roscoe Adult Non-Fiction - NSRY-11  576.839 SCO    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  576.839 SCO    AVAILABLE
Edition First Pegasus books edition.
Description 275 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-266) and index.
Contents How'd a nice girl like you get into a field like this? -- Babies, brown dwarfs, and big moves -- Making the Allen Telescope Array -- The future of the alien-hunting telescope -- A question for our time -- The politics of science and new projects -- The quest for contact -- the last chapter -- Extremophiles and exoplanets -- Shouting into the void -- A timeline of SETI.
Summary "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."-- From Amazon.
Subject Tarter, Jill C.
Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (Study group : U.S.)
Extraterrestrial beings -- Research.
Women astronomers -- United States -- Biography.
Extraterrestrial beings -- Research.
SCIENCE -- Astronomy.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Science & Technology.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Aeronautics & Astronautics.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Science & Technology.
SCIENCE -- Astronomy.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Aeronautics & Astronautics.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781681774411 (hardcover)
1681774410 (hardcover)

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