The Science of UFOs: An Astronomer Examines the Technology of Alien Spacecraft, How They Travel, and the Aliens Who Pilot Them

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Macmillan, Feb 22, 2001 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 211 pages
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What if UFOs are real?

Where could they be from, and how could they have traveled here? What advanced technology must they possess to execute the fantastic maneuvers they are routinely reported to make?

Astronomer William R. Alshuler takes a fascinating look at the reported attributes of UFOs through the lens of known science and explains how they might be doing the weird and incredible things they are known to do.

Along the way, he examines the possibilities and problems of traveling faster than light, interdimensionally, and via teleportation, as well as the veracity of UFO reports, insights into potential alien motives, and alien biochemistry.
  

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Contents

Preface
1
Chapter 1 Examining the Evidence
5
Chapter 2 Give Me a Lever Long Enough and I Will Move the Earth
36
Chapter 3 Travels with Isaac and Albert
51
Chapter 4 Leaving Albert Behind
70
Chapter 5 Beam me up Scotty
91
Chapter 6 Your Universe or Mine?
105
Chapter 7 UFOs and Abductions
131
Chapter 8 Im Just a Material Guy
167
Chapter 9 Aliens in the Family
183
References Recommended Readings and Useful Resources
195
Index
199
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About the author (2001)

William R. Alschuler has a Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and extensive college teaching experience in the sciences, holography, Lippmann photography, energy conservation, and solar building design. He is founder and principal of Future Museums, a consulting firm specializing in the design of exhibits and museums with a science or technology content. He has recently served as a consultant to the California Science Center and the Getty Education Institute for curriculum development that combines art and science. He has been author or editor on the following: The Microverse, UFOs and Aliens, First Contact, The Ultimate Dinosaur, and, most recently, Are We Alone in the Cosmos? He is currently a science professor at California Institute of the Arts and lives with his family in San Francisco.

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