The Science of Aliens: The Real Science Behind the Gods and Monsters from Space and Time

The Science of Aliens: The Real Science Behind the Gods and Monsters from Space and Time

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Discover the real science behind 2001, ET, Signs, and all your favorite fictional alien civilizations.

As space telescopes continue to search for life in this unearthly Universe, the crucial questions remain unanswered. Are we awake to the revolutionary effects on human society and science that alien contact will bring? And how is it possible to imagine the unknown? The Science of Aliens tells the compelling story of how the portrayal of alien life has evolved over time.

Taking examples from science, film, and fiction, this book showcases how scholars, filmmakers, and authors have devoted their energies to imagining life beyond this Earth. From Copernicus to Kubrick, The Science of Aliens is a fascinating account for anyone interested in extraterrestrials.

Otherworldly topics include:
  • What Xenomorphs from Alien and Na'vi from Avatar have in common
  • Darwin among aliens
  • Extraterrestrials in Einstein's sky
  • Aliens in our space age
  • And so much more

Visualize the unknown and redefine your place in a changing cosmos with The Science of Aliens.

Author: Mark Brake
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Published: 07/05/2022
Pages: 216
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.66d
ISBN: 9781510767102

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal 06/01/2022 pg. 149