The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence(1988)
Listening for Life in the Cosmos
A non fiction book by Thomas R McDonough
Within the infinite universe there exists the infinite possibility that we are not alone. Since 1959, scientists engaged in the SETI effort (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) have been quietly searching the cosmos for evidence of intelligent life - a discovery that, if made, will be the most dramatic event in human history. In this intriguing behind-the-scenes view of the search for ET, McDonough reveals recent scientific advances and controversies, battles with the government to get various projects funded, and details of international projects - particularly those of the Soviets who are years ahead of the USA in the race to 'phone ET'.
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