orellfuessli.ch

If the Universe Is Teeming with Aliens ... WHERE IS EVERYBODY?

Seventy-Five Solutions to the Fermi Paradox and the Problem of Extraterrestrial Life

Given the fact that there are perhaps 400 billion stars in our Galaxy alone, and perhaps 400 billion galaxies in the Universe, it stands to reason that somewhere out there, in the 14-billion-year-old cosmos, there is or once was a civilization at least as advanced as our own. The sheer enormity of the numbers almost demands that we accept the truth of this hypothesis. Why, then, have we encountered no evidence, no messages, no artifacts of these extraterrestrials?
In this second, significantly revised and expanded edition of his widely popular book, Webb discusses in detail the (for now!) 75 most cogent and intriguing solutions to Fermi's famous paradox: If the numbers strongly point to the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations, why have we found no evidence of them?
Reviews from the first edition:
"Amidst the plethora of books that treat the possibility of extraterrestrial intelligence, this one by Webb … is outstanding. … Each solution is presented in a very logical, interesting, thorough manner with accompanying explanations and notes that the intelligent layperson can understand. Webb digs into the issues … by considering a very broad set of in-depth solutions that he addresses through an interesting and challenging mode of presentation that stretches the mind. … An excellent book for anyone who has ever asked ‘Are we alone?’." (W. E. Howard III, Choice, March, 2003)
"Fifty ideas are presented … that reveal a clearly reasoned examination of what is known as ‘The Fermi Paradox’. … For anyone who enjoys a good detective story, or using their thinking faculties and stretching the imagination to the limits … ‘Where is everybody’ will be enormously informative and entertaining. … Read this book, and whatever your views are about life elsewhere in the Universe, your appreciation for how special life is here on Earth will be enhanced! A worthy addition to any personal library." (Philip Bridle, BBC Radio, March, 2003)
Since gaining a BSc in physics from the University of Bristol and a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Manchester, Stephen Webb has worked in a variety of universities in the UK. He is a regular contributor to the Yearbook of Astronomy series and has published an undergraduate textbook on distance determination in astronomy and cosmology as well as several popular science books. His interest in the Fermi paradox combines lifelong interests in both science and science fiction.
Rezension
Selected by Choice magazine as an "Outstanding Academic Title" for 2015
"There are 397 notes and 21 pages of references. The arguments are engaging, clearly reasoned, and accessible to general readers. ... This is one of the best books ever written on the subject of extraterrestrial intelligence. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readership levels." (T. Barker, Choice, Vol. 53 (3), November, 2015)
Portrait
Physicist Stephen Webb is best known as author of popular science books: he has published 'Measuring the Universe - The Cosmological Distance Ladder'  in 1999, the first edition of 'If the Universe Is Teeming with Aliens ... WHERE IS EVERYBODY? Fifty Solutions to the Fermi Paradox and the Problem of Extraterrestrial Life' in 2002, 'Out of this World - Colliding Universes, Branes, Strings, and Other Wild Ideas of Modern Physics' in 2004 and 'New Eyes on the Universe - Twelve Cosmic Mysteries and the Tools We Need to Solve Them' in 2012.
… weiterlesen

Beschreibung

Produktdetails


Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 434
Erscheinungsdatum 29.05.2015
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-3-319-13235-8
Reihe Science and Fiction
Verlag Springer
Maße (L/B/H) 236/157/27 mm
Gewicht 691
Abbildungen 52 schwarz-weiße und 18 farbige Abbildungen, Bibliographie
Auflage 2nd ed. 2015.
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
Fr. 41.90
inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.
Versandfertig innert 1-2 Werktagen.
Versandkostenfrei
Lieferung zur Abholung in Ihre Buchhandlung möglich – Verfügbarkeit prüfen

Andere Kunden interessierten sich auch für

  • 25581661
    If the Universe Is Teeming with Aliens ... WHERE IS EVERYBODY?
    von Stephen Webb
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    Fr. 39.90
  • 11564924
    Death Stars, Weird Galaxies, and a Quasar-Spangled Universe: The Discoveries of the Very Large Array Telescope
    von Karen Taschek
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    Fr. 51.90
  • 42827484
    Breakthrough!
    von Robert Gendler
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    Fr. 44.90
  • 70728844
    Turtles All the Way Down
    von John Green
    (2)
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    Fr. 23.90 bisher Fr. 29.90
  • 61749461
    The Sun and Her Flowers
    von Rupi Kaur
    (4)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    Fr. 19.90 bisher Fr. 24.90
  • 43564382
    Milk and Honey
    von Rupi Kaur
    (3)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    Fr. 19.90
  • 46700128
    Origin
    von Dan Brown
    (1)
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    Fr. 29.90 bisher Fr. 37.90
  • 70455348
    Harry Potter: A History of Magic
    von British Library
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    Fr. 49.90
  • 17345365
    Cornelsen Senior English Library - Literatur / Ab 10. Schuljahr - Looking for Alaska
    von John Green
    (21)
    Schulbuch (Taschenbuch)
    Fr. 15.90
  • 23361882
    Thirteen Reasons Why
    von Jay Asher
    Schulbuch (Taschenbuch)
    Fr. 12.90

Kundenbewertungen


Es wurden noch keine Bewertungen geschrieben.

Wird oft zusammen gekauft

If the Universe Is Teeming with Aliens ... WHERE IS EVERYBODY? - Stephen Webb

If the Universe Is Teeming with Aliens ... WHERE IS EVERYBODY?

von Stephen Webb

Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
Fr. 41.90
+
=
The Eerie Silence - Paul Davies

The Eerie Silence

von Paul Davies

Buch (Taschenbuch)
Fr. 19.90
+
=

für

Fr. 61.80

inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.

Alle kaufen

Verfügbarkeit in Ihrer Buchhandlung prüfen

Filialabholung: Ihre Vorteile
  1. Bereits Online prüfen, ob Ihr gewünschtes Buch in der Filiale vorrätig ist
  2. Bestellen Sie Online und lassen Sie Ihre Artikel zur Abholung in die Filiale vor Ort liefern
  3. Artikel, die zur Filialabholung bestellt wurden, können in der Filiale bezahlt werden.
  4. Falsches Buch bestellt? Retournieren Sie ihre gekauften Bücher kostenfrei in der Filiale