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Title The search for extraterrestrial life : essays on science and technology / edited by P. Day
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
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Description 1 online resource (167 pages) : illustrations
Series Proceedings of the Royal Institution
Proceedings of the Royal Institution
Contents The search for extraterrestrial life-and the future of life on Earth / Arnold Wolfendale -- Magellan looks at Venus / Dan McKenzie -- Meteorites: messengers from the past / Monica M. Grady -- Television beyond the Millenium / Will Wyatt -- Molecular information processing: will it happen? / Peter Day -- 'There or thereabouts' / Andrew Wallard -- Pondering on Pisa / John Burland -- An arts/science interface: medieval manuscripts, pigments, and spectroscopy / Robin J.H. Clark -- The Royal Institution
Summary This volume of selected Evening Discourses from the Royal Institution offers an authoritative and accessible summary of current thinking in many areas of science and technology. The subjects are wide-ranging, from studies of Venus and what they tell us about the Earth, the history and possible future of television, to the interface between art and science - using spectroscopy to analyse the pigments in Medieval manuscripts. Will we be able to build machines with molecular-basedmemories? How do you deal with an historic tower ̀founded on jelly and slowly inclining to the point at which it is ab
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Life on other planets.
Form Electronic book
Author Day, P. (Peter), 1938-
ISBN 0191506141 (electronic bk.)
9780191506147 (electronic bk.)