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宇宙生物学・発見・社会的影響

Astrobiology, Discovery, and Societal Impact

(Cambridge Astrobiology ; : 9)

Dick, Steven J.

Cambridge Univ Pr 2018/05
384 p. illustrations ; 26 cm.   
装丁: Hrd    装丁について
テキストの言語: ENG    出版国: GB
ISBN: 9781108426763
KCN: 1029663168
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DDC: 576.839
KDC: F212 宇宙物理学・宇宙論
G270 生態学一般
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New discoveries in astrobiology, including thousands of planets around distant stars, have increased the likelihood of finding life beyond Earth. Astronomer and historian Steven J. Dick examines the philosophical, theological, and societal implications of such a discovery. He presents the remarkable and often surprising results in easily accessible language.

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New discoveries in astrobiology, including thousands of planets around distant stars, have increased the likelihood of finding life beyond Earth. Astronomer and historian Steven J. Dick examines the philosophical, theological, and societal implications of such a discovery. He presents the remarkable and often surprising results in easily accessible language.
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Table of Contents

Introduction. When biospheres collide; Part I. Approaches: 1. History; 2. Discovery; 3. Analogy; Part II. Critical Issues: 4. Can we transcend anthropocentrism?; 5. Is human knowledge universal?; 6. How can we envision impact?; Part III. Impact!: 7. Astroculture: transforming our worldviews; 8. Astroethics: interacting with alien life; 9. Astropolicy: preparing for discovery; 10. Summary and conclusions: at home in the biological (or postbiological) universe; Bibliography; Index.