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Why Aren't They Here?: The Question of Life on Other Worlds
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Surendra Verma
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Why Aren't They Here?: The Question of Life on Other Worlds

Surendra Verma


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240 pages

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Is there anybody out there? Are there other life forms lurking in outer space - or are they already here? Surendra Verma investigates . . .

The rate of expansion of our universe is mind-blowing: imagine a pea growing to the size of the Milky Way in less time than it takes to blink. In all this infinite space that we cannot even see, let alone explore, it seems certain that there is some life on other worlds.

Sir Arthur C. Clarke declared that 'the universe is full of intelligent life - it's just been too intelligent to come here'. Journalist Surendra Verma brilliantly outlines the historical, fictional, speculative and emerging scientific opinions on what alien life might be like.

From Aristotle to ET via radio, religion and reincarnation, this fast-moving narrative examines history and dispels myths before focusing on the possibilities lurking in space. In a popular and easy-to-read style, Verma uses current research to speculate what life is like on other planet

By:   Surendra Verma
Imprint:   Icon Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 138mm, 
ISBN:   9781840468069
ISBN 10:   1840468068
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   September 2007
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Surendra Verma is a science journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of The Mystery of the Tunguska Fireball (Icon, 2005) and The Little Book of Scientific Principles, Theories & Things (New Holland, 2006). He is not all dressed up and ready to meet aliens, but expects to hear the news of the discovery of microscopic life on other worlds within his lifetime.

'A calm, intelligent and witty survey of mankind's search for extraterrestrial life ... next time you gaze at the night sky, it'll feel a bit different.' -- Daily Mail 'A masterpiece of science writing and journalism - in-your-face, direct and beautifully written ... a gem of wisdom, scholarship and fun. Verma has the grace of great learning, worn lightly.' -- Focus

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