After Contact: The Human Response to Extraterrestrial Life

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Basic Books, 2002 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 363 pages
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A realistic and down-to-earth assessment of the possibility of intelligent alien life.
 

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Contents

LISTENING
29
Biological Factors 52 Social and Cultural
59
Photographs Movies and Videotapes
72
Motivational Factors 81 Personality Factors 83 Cultural
90
Universal Theories of Behavior 103 Living Systems
107
ORGANISMS
128
Intellectual Development 141 Conclusion
144
Information Processing 263 Advanced
165
Bat Men on the Moon 227 Canals
244
BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS
251
ThreatBased Strategies 261 Economic Strategies
264
THE ROCKY ROAD TO UTOPIA
277
Human Receptivity 285 Human Consequences
290
Prospects for SETI 303 The Likelihood of Extraterrestrial
306
Understanding ET 307 Views of Organisms 309 Views
320
INDEX
351

MatterEnergy Processing 178 Information
193
Dissemination of the News 206 Protocols
218

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About the author (2002)

Albert A. Harrison is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis. He is coauthor of "Living Aloft: Human Requirements for Extended Spaceflight "(1985) and "From Antarctica to Outer Space: Life in Isolation and Confinement "(1991), and author of "After Contact: The Human Response to Extraterrestrial Life "(1997).

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