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The world's most comprehensive A-Z devoted to the subject of life on other worlds

Three Rivers Press (Random House), New York

Extraterrestrial Encyclopedia

  • Speculation about the nature of extraterrestrial life and intelligence

  • Past, present and future searches for life in the solar system and beyond

  • The discovery of extrasolar planets

  • Life in hostile environments

  • SETI programs

  • The role of science fiction in shaping our concepts of alien life

  • The history of the extraterrestrial life/plurality of worlds debate, from ancient Greeks to the present day

  • Biographies of over 300 contributors to the field

  • 544 pages, 2,000 entries, 260,000 words, 100 illustrations, 900 references (including 300 websites)