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Civilized Life in the Universe: Scientists on Intelligent Extraterrestrials

George Basalla

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195171815
eISBN:
9780199786862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171815.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book records the long scientific search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). Although philosophical speculation about alien civilizations dates to antiquity, the invention of the telescope ... More


Placing the Red Planet: Meanings in the Martian Landscape

in Geographies of Mars: Seeing and Knowing the Red Planet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226470788
eISBN:
9780226470795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470795.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the cultural and intellectual meanings that Mars science carried at the turn of the century. It discusses the views of British and American intellectuals on Mars science, ... More


Geographies of Mars: Seeing and Knowing the Red Planet

K. Maria D. Lane

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226470788
eISBN:
9780226470795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470795.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

One of the first maps of Mars, published by an Italian astronomer in 1877, with its pattern of canals, fueled belief in intelligent life forms on the distant red planet—a hope that continued into the ... More


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