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Astrobiology, History, and Society

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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 The Extraterrestrial Life Debate from Antiquity to 1900
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    Chapter 2 Early Modern ET, Reflexive Telescopics, and Their Relevance Today
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    Chapter 3 Extraterrestrial Life as the Great Analogy, Two Centuries Ago and in Modern Astrobiology
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    Chapter 4 Hegel, Analogy, and Extraterrestrial Life
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    Chapter 5 The Relationship Between the Origins of Life on Earth and the Possibility of Life on Other Planets: A Nineteenth-Century Perspective
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    Chapter 6 Pioneering Concepts of Planetary Habitability
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    Chapter 7 The Twentieth Century History of the Extraterrestrial Life Debate: Major Themes and Lessons Learned
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    Chapter 8 The Creator of Astrobotany, Gavriil Adrianovich Tikhov
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    Chapter 9 Life Beyond Earth and the Evolutionary Synthesis
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    Chapter 10 The First Thousand Exoplanets: Twenty Years of Excitement and Discovery
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    Chapter 11 Extraterrestrial Life in the Microbial Age
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    Chapter 12 The Societal Impact of Extraterrestrial Life: The Relevance of History and the Social Sciences
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    Chapter 13 Cultural Resources and Cognitive Frames: Keys to an Anthropological Approach to Prediction
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    Chapter 14 The Detection of Extraterrestrial Life: Are We Ready?
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    Chapter 15 Impact of Extraterrestrial Life Discovery for Third World Societies: Anthropological and Public Health Considerations
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    Chapter 16 Impossible Predictions of the Unprecedented: Analogy, History, and the Work of Prognostication
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    Chapter 17 Mainstream Media and Social Media Reactions to the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life
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    Chapter 18 Christianity’s Response to the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Intelligent Life: Insights from Science and Religion and the Sociology of Religion
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    Chapter 19 Would the Discovery of ETI Provoke a Religious Crisis?
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18 news outlets
1 blog
10 X users
13 Wikipedia pages


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Astrobiology, History, and Society
Published by
ADS, January 2013
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-35983-5
978-3-64-235982-8, 978-3-64-235983-5, 978-3-64-243540-9

Vakoch, Douglas A


Douglas A. Vakoch

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Latvia 1 7%
Unknown 14 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 3 20%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 13%
Student > Master 2 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 13%
Researcher 2 13%
Other 2 13%
Unknown 2 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 33%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 3 20%
Philosophy 2 13%
Environmental Science 1 7%
Physics and Astronomy 1 7%
Other 1 7%
Unknown 2 13%
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