The Resource Astrobiological neurosystems : rise and fall of intelligent life forms in the universe, Jerry L. Cranford

Astrobiological neurosystems : rise and fall of intelligent life forms in the universe, Jerry L. Cranford

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Astrobiological neurosystems : rise and fall of intelligent life forms in the universe
Title
Astrobiological neurosystems
Title remainder
rise and fall of intelligent life forms in the universe
Statement of responsibility
Jerry L. Cranford
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
This book explains why scientists believe that life may be more common in the Universe than previously considered possible. It presents the tools and strategies astronomers and astrobiologists are using in their formal search for habitable exoplanets as well as more advanced forms of life in other parts of our galaxy. The author then summarizes what is currently known about how and where organic molecules critical to our form of carbon-based life are manufactured. The core of the book explains (and presents educated guesses) how nervous systems evolved on Earth, how they work, and how they migh
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GW5XE
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1942-
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Cranford, Jerry Lynn
Dewey number
576.8/39
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH326
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Astronomers' Universe,
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  • Exobiology
  • Life on other planets
  • Neurobiology
  • SCIENCE
  • Exobiology
  • Life on other planets
  • Neurobiology
  • UFOs & extraterrestrial beings
  • Life sciences: general issues
  • Neurosciences
  • Animal behaviour
  • Popular astronomy & space
Label
Astrobiological neurosystems : rise and fall of intelligent life forms in the universe, Jerry L. Cranford
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https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-10419-5
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; Contents; Chapter 1: Scientists Believe Intelligent Life May Be More Common in the Universe than Previously Considered Possible; Stars and Planets Are Born Together in Collapse of Large Interstellar Gas and Dust Clouds; Astronomers Suddenly Finding Potential Planetary Homes for Alien Life May Be Common in Universe; Once Considered Complex and Fragile, Life Now Believed to Also Be Flexible and Resilient; Chapter 2: When Will Mankind Achieve ``First Contact ́́with Extraterrestrial Life Forms; What Kind of Telescope Could View Small Dim Exoplanets Located Close to Extremely Bright Stars
  • Although Many ETs May Be ``Alien ́́with Different Chemistries, Science Must Initially Search for Life Forms That Are Dependent ... Looking for ``Chemical ́́Rather than ``Visual ́́Signs of Alien Life; Strategies Astrobiologists Will Use to Search for Life on Other Worlds; Scientists Find Evidence that the Chemical ``Stuff of Life ́́May Be More Common in Universe than Previously Believed Possible; Chapter 3: If Other Kinds of Nervous Systems Exist in the Universe, How Do We Locate and Identify Them?; How Nervous Systems on Our Planet Facilitate Their Ownerś Lives
  • All Nervous Systems on Our Planet, in Spite of Looking Different from Each Other, Appear to Reflect a Single Origin or Be ``Cu ... Could Extraterrestrial Nervous Systems Be Radically Different from Each Other as Well as Function in Totally Different Ways?; Chapter 4: Evolution of Intelligent Nervous Systems on Other Worlds in the Universe; How Biological Evolution Works on Planet Earth; Different Forms of Biological Evolution May Operate on Exoplanets with Different Environments; Chapter 5: Are Biological Nervous Systems Just the First Step in the Rise of Intelligence in the Universe?
  • From Biological Intelligence to Computing MachinesMerger of Computer Science and Brain Science Quickly Revealing How Nervous Systems Work; Could Intelligent Machines Become ``Conscious ́́and ``Self-Replicating ́́as Well as Capable of Some Form of ``Self-Evolution;́́ Chapter 6: Just How Hostile Is Our Universe to the Development and Survival of Life Forms?; Most Common External Threats to Evolution and Survival of Intelligent Life on Planets; Common Internal Threats to Evolution and Survival of Intelligent Life on Planets
  • Correlations Between Evolution of Intelligence and Rise of Technologies That Can Destroy LifeChapter 7: Some Final Thoughts from This ``Amateur ́́Astronomer on Mankindś Imminent Discovery that We Are Not Alone in the U ... ; References and Further Suggested Readings; Index
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 204 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9783319104195
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unknown
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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c
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SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-10419-5
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illustrations (some colors).
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not applicable
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unknown sound
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)892846757
  • (OCoLC)ocn892846757
Label
Astrobiological neurosystems : rise and fall of intelligent life forms in the universe, Jerry L. Cranford
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-10419-5
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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; Contents; Chapter 1: Scientists Believe Intelligent Life May Be More Common in the Universe than Previously Considered Possible; Stars and Planets Are Born Together in Collapse of Large Interstellar Gas and Dust Clouds; Astronomers Suddenly Finding Potential Planetary Homes for Alien Life May Be Common in Universe; Once Considered Complex and Fragile, Life Now Believed to Also Be Flexible and Resilient; Chapter 2: When Will Mankind Achieve ``First Contact ́́with Extraterrestrial Life Forms; What Kind of Telescope Could View Small Dim Exoplanets Located Close to Extremely Bright Stars
  • Although Many ETs May Be ``Alien ́́with Different Chemistries, Science Must Initially Search for Life Forms That Are Dependent ... Looking for ``Chemical ́́Rather than ``Visual ́́Signs of Alien Life; Strategies Astrobiologists Will Use to Search for Life on Other Worlds; Scientists Find Evidence that the Chemical ``Stuff of Life ́́May Be More Common in Universe than Previously Believed Possible; Chapter 3: If Other Kinds of Nervous Systems Exist in the Universe, How Do We Locate and Identify Them?; How Nervous Systems on Our Planet Facilitate Their Ownerś Lives
  • All Nervous Systems on Our Planet, in Spite of Looking Different from Each Other, Appear to Reflect a Single Origin or Be ``Cu ... Could Extraterrestrial Nervous Systems Be Radically Different from Each Other as Well as Function in Totally Different Ways?; Chapter 4: Evolution of Intelligent Nervous Systems on Other Worlds in the Universe; How Biological Evolution Works on Planet Earth; Different Forms of Biological Evolution May Operate on Exoplanets with Different Environments; Chapter 5: Are Biological Nervous Systems Just the First Step in the Rise of Intelligence in the Universe?
  • From Biological Intelligence to Computing MachinesMerger of Computer Science and Brain Science Quickly Revealing How Nervous Systems Work; Could Intelligent Machines Become ``Conscious ́́and ``Self-Replicating ́́as Well as Capable of Some Form of ``Self-Evolution;́́ Chapter 6: Just How Hostile Is Our Universe to the Development and Survival of Life Forms?; Most Common External Threats to Evolution and Survival of Intelligent Life on Planets; Common Internal Threats to Evolution and Survival of Intelligent Life on Planets
  • Correlations Between Evolution of Intelligence and Rise of Technologies That Can Destroy LifeChapter 7: Some Final Thoughts from This ``Amateur ́́Astronomer on Mankindś Imminent Discovery that We Are Not Alone in the U ... ; References and Further Suggested Readings; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 204 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319104195
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-10419-5
Other physical details
illustrations (some colors).
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)892846757
  • (OCoLC)ocn892846757

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