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Science and Fiction

The Caloris Network

A Scientific Novel

Authors: Kanas, Nick

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  • Introduces silicon-based intelligent life forms and aspects of space psychology in the form of a scientific novel
  • Authored by a leading expert in space psychology and psychiatry
  • Contains an extensive, non-technical discussion of the science underlying the plot  
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The year is 2130. The first-ever expedition is sent to Mercury to search for the cause of an unknown source of electromagnetic radiation that can destroy space ships passing by the planet. Thought to be inhospitable and lifeless, the surface of Mercury provides startling surprises for the crew that endanger their lives and challenge their established notions of what it means to be a sentient being. And some of the crew members have their own separate agendas …The scientific appendix at the end of the book introduces readers to the wondrous world of Mercury and how it has been portrayed in literary fiction up to the present time. The author then uses scientific literature to present a concept of life that is not based on carbon chemistry or the need for water. There is also a discussion of consciousness based on electromagnetic wave theory. References are provided for further reading.Nick Kanas is an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, where he directed the group therapy training program. For over 20 years he conducted research on group therapy, and for nearly 20 years after that he was the Principal Investigator of NASA-funded research on astronauts and cosmonauts. He is the co-author of Space Psychology and Psychiatry, which won the 2004 International Academy of Astronautics Life Science Book Award, and the author of Humans in Space: The Psychological Hurdles, which won the 2016 International Academy of Astronautics Life Science Book Award.

Dr. Kanas has presented talks on space psychology and on celestial mapping at several regional and Worldcon science fiction conventions. A Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (London), he has been an amateur astronomer for over 50 years and is an avid reader of science fiction. He is also the author of two non-fiction books (Star Maps: History, Artistry, and Cartography and Solar System Maps: From Antiquity to the Space Age) and two science fiction novels (The New Martians and The Protos Mandate), all published by Springer.

About the authors

Nick Kanas is an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, where he directed the group therapy training program. For over 20 years he conducted research in group therapy, and for nearly 20 years after that he was the Principal Investigator of NASA funded research on astronauts and cosmonauts. He is the co-author of Space Psychology and Psychiatry, which won the 2004 International Academy of Astronautics Life Science Book Award.
Dr. Kanas has presented talks on space psychology and on celestial mapping at several regional and World Con science fiction conventions. He has been an amateur astronomer for over 50 years and is an avid reader of science fiction. He is also the author of Star Maps: History, Artistry, and Cartography, Solar System Maps: From Antiquity to the Space Age, The New Martians - A Scientific Novel, and The Protos Mandate - A Scientific novel, all published by Springer.

Reviews

“Certainly something on Europa, Titan and Venus awaits people. Maybe it’s alien life. Maybe the life prefers to exist without humans coming to explore. Maybe they will be exactly as what Nick Kanas writes in his scientific novel ‘The Caloris Network’. With your imagination, take this novel’s plot as believable and see where it takes you. And maybe by reading this on your vacation, you may think that you’ve waited long enough and it’s time to go find out.” (Mark Mortimer, Universe Today, universetoday.com, July, 2016)


Table of contents (2 chapters)

Table of contents (2 chapters)
  • The Caloris Network

    Pages 3-106

    Kanas, Nick

  • Silicon-Based Life and the Planet Mercury: Fiction and Fact

    Pages 109-124

    Kanas, Nick

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eBook 15,46 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-30579-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Softcover 20,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-30577-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Caloris Network
Book Subtitle
A Scientific Novel
Authors
Series Title
Science and Fiction
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-30579-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-30579-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-30577-6
Series ISSN
2197-1188
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 124
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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