Xenology: An Introduction to the Scientific Study of Extraterrestrial Life, Intelligence, and Civilization

Xenology: An Introduction to the Scientific Study of Extraterrestrial Life, Intelligence, and Civilization

Publication Date: 1979

Publisher: Xenology Research Institute

Pages: 1700

Format: ebook

Author: Robert A. Freitas Jr.

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Topics include the history of the idea of extraterrestrial life; comparative planetology, stars, and galaxies; xenobiology (definition/origin of life, exotic biochemistries, and possible alien bioenergetics, biomechanics, sensations, reproduction, and intelligence); extraterrestrial civilizations (energy sources, biotechnology, interstellar travel, alien weapons, planetary and stellar engineering, xenosociology, and extraterrestrial governments and culture); interstellar communication techniques; and the sociology, legal issues, and appropriate interaction protocols pertaining to first contact.
Full book available at: http://www.xenology.info/Xeno.htm

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