The Resource A man from planet earth : a scientific novel, Giancarlo Genta

A man from planet earth : a scientific novel, Giancarlo Genta

Label
A man from planet earth : a scientific novel
Title
A man from planet earth
Title remainder
a scientific novel
Statement of responsibility
Giancarlo Genta
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sometime in the not-too-distant future ... unbeknownst to Earth, the Galaxy is home to a number of spacefaring societies. This confederation enforces a strict protocol forbidding any contact with civilizations that have not yet achieved both a substantial spacefaring capability and sufficient maturity to control the technology explosion before triggering their own extinction. While this policy is intended to only bring in peaceful new members, matters change entirely when the confederation is threatened by some unknown entity - is the menace real or imagined? The confederation decides to break with the rules and sends a delegate to Earth to hire one of the supposedly belligerent Earthlings to investigate and to revive the confederation?s long-unused starfleet. The Earthman agrees, but demands a high price: should he succeed, the confederation will have to accept Earth as a new member. As the threat becomes ever more acute, the question soon becomes which mission will prove harder - saving the confederation or convincing it to accept the deal! The extensive appendix, written in non-technical language, reviews the scientific and technological topics underlying the plot - ranging from the Fermi paradox, space travel and artificial/collective intelligence to theories on possible universal convergences in technological and biological development
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Cataloging source
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Genta, G.
Dewey number
853/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ4817.E589
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Science and fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science fiction
  • FICTION
  • Science fiction
  • Popular Science
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
  • Astrobiology
  • Popular Life Sciences
  • Popular Science in Physics
  • Popular Earth Science
  • UFOs & extraterrestrial beings
  • Life sciences: general issues
  • Physics
  • Geography
  • Popular astronomy & space
Label
A man from planet earth : a scientific novel, Giancarlo Genta
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-21115-2
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- part i: novel -- part ii: scientific -- Appendix
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319211152
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-21115-2
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)919317944
  • (OCoLC)ocn919317944
Label
A man from planet earth : a scientific novel, Giancarlo Genta
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-21115-2
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- part i: novel -- part ii: scientific -- Appendix
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319211152
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-21115-2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)919317944
  • (OCoLC)ocn919317944

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