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E.T. Talk

How Will We Communicate with Intelligent Life on Other Worlds?

Ballesteros, Fernando J.

2010, XIX, 212p. 82 illus., 15 illus. in color.

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From the reviews:

“E.T. Talk, the latest book … look like a computer studies guide, but its contents are well researched. … a wide range of disciplines are covered, from geology, biology to statistics and technology. A highly readable book for anyone interested in the debate about alien intelligence.” (Kulvinder Singh Chadha, Sky at Night Magazine, January, 2011)

“Ballesteros (Univ. of Valencia, Spain) is an astrophysicist and a long-time science popularizer. This book is a clear translation of the original Spanish version, which received the European ‘Estudi General’ award for popular science. … book is useful because of its unusual insight into the nature of language and the challenges that would have to be met in attempting to communicate with an extraterrestrial civilization. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates and general readers.” (T. Barker, Choice, Vol. 48 (9), May, 2011)

“The most interesting and informative book … covers the key aspects of the subject in three parts. … This forms the main thrust of the book and makes fascinating reading. … it does lead on to a truly excellent analysis of language and its form and structure that I found really illuminating. … this book will give its readers an up-to-date and insightful study of the many aspects of the subject. I recommend it highly.” (Ian Morison, The Observatory, Vol. 131 (1224), October, 2011)

 

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