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The Science Of Aliens

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If extraterrestrials ever landed on Earth, they would find us extremely strange. Their first intimation of our existence might well be a Super Bowl broadcast or a stray transmission from the Playboy channel. But, of course, they might seem equally strange to us. How strange? Their senses could be entirely different from ours—they might see in the infrared or “hear” radio w ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published November 26th 1999 by Basic Books (first published 1998)
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Elena
Apr 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
one of my all time faves.
Broodingferret
While a fun concept, and thought provoking from time to time, Pickover could have gone much farther with this book. While the reader is exposed to a wide variety of potential lifeforms that could feasibly exist in extraterrestrial environments, the implication (and the main factor behind anyone's choice to read this book, I'd think) is that the hypothesized aliens would be of the intelligent and communicative variety. Most of Pickover's discussions, however, involve single-celled or invertebrate ...more
Carl Jenkins
Aug 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book will open your eyes to a whole new way of contemplating alien life for the imaginative story-teller in any medium. No more cookie cutter humanoids that are really just painted up Earthling homo-sapiens. It offers loads of examples and effective recommendations for each area it covers, and it explores lots of different angles and plausible science to back them up.
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Clifford A. Pickover is an American author, editor, and columnist in the fields of science, mathematics, and science fiction, and is employed at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown, New York.

He received his Ph.D. in 1982 from Yale University's Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, where he conducted research on X-ray scattering and protein structure. Pickover graduated
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