Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (For the Cosmically Curious)

Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (For the Cosmically Curious)

We've all asked ourselves the question. It's impossible to look up at the stars and NOT think about it: Are we alone in the universe? Books, movies and television shows proliferate that attempt to answer this question and explore it. In OUT THERE Space.com senior writer Dr. Michael Wall treats that question as merely the beginning, touching off a wild ride of exploration i...

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Title:Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (For the Cosmically Curious)
Author:Michael Wall
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Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (For the Cosmically Curious) Reviews

  • Lester Cockram

    An excellent fun, easy to read science book covering Astro Physics and biology. Really like the authors style in using learned HS science skills to unlock secrets of the universe.

    Should be required reading of all first year science majors.

  • Linda Donohue

    I received this book as a Goodreads Giveaway. I was delighted the book was coming my way as it seems I have been doing some reading about UFO's and the Roswell incident. There is some speculation that the next coming of Christ will be from space, and the Catholic Church has a number of telescope and astronomers on the payroll. The book was informative about a number of aspects about space and the current and future space probe travel and resettling on another planet. At the beginning of the book

    I received this book as a Goodreads Giveaway. I was delighted the book was coming my way as it seems I have been doing some reading about UFO's and the Roswell incident. There is some speculation that the next coming of Christ will be from space, and the Catholic Church has a number of telescope and astronomers on the payroll. The book was informative about a number of aspects about space and the current and future space probe travel and resettling on another planet. At the beginning of the book, I wished Wall explained things a bit more thoroughly as I was not familiar with the acronyms and and language of the space industry. I enjoyed some of his humor, but at times I found it distracting. What is exciting is the new frontier is so vast and the probabilities of the future endless. I certainly plan to do further research on the different projects taking place right now. Thank you, Goodreads, and thank you, publisher, for providing this book for me to read and review this book. My teenage granddaughter is taking an Astrology course in high school and this book will soon be on it's way to her.

  • Mike He

    While many new and emerging questions about the outer space and human relationship with it still remain unanswered, guesstimated or far from being appropriately explained, "Out There" captures years of the mankind's relentless efforts and accomplishments in understanding and exploring the cosmos, leading the reader with insights and logical thinking toward future scientific research and exploration endeavors.

  • Sameh

    Informative, based on scientific research and real observations, not speculations and guessing.

  • Kirsten

    Some interesting thoughts - I could have done without most of the illustrations (although some made me giggle). A decent, if brief overview of space science up to present day.

  • Brandie

    ***I won this book from the Publisher via a Goodreads Giveaway***

    Interesting read (mostly) on the search for alien life (mostly microbes and such, not little green men or the Greys!), (some) on human space travel, and just a little on Antimatter. Beautifully done book jacket! I love the touch of DOS green.

    Wall lightens up the whole book with humor. I haven't read any of his articles on Space.com but I'd say the humor and the style are probably similar. That being said, I think most of the inform

    ***I won this book from the Publisher via a Goodreads Giveaway***

    Interesting read (mostly) on the search for alien life (mostly microbes and such, not little green men or the Greys!), (some) on human space travel, and just a little on Antimatter. Beautifully done book jacket! I love the touch of DOS green.

    Wall lightens up the whole book with humor. I haven't read any of his articles on Space.com but I'd say the humor and the style are probably similar. That being said, I think most of the information in this book could be easily found on the internet. If you follow the goings on of NASA and any other space-related endeavors, then you've probably already read most, if not all, of the information contained in this book. But, it's nice that it's all in one easy-to-read place here. Wall is after all (a biologist (which gives him insight into the biology and evolution of alien life) turned) journalist (in particular he covers space tech in Silicon Valley) so everything in this book is just a rehash of what all is going on in this industry and what has already been done. Just in a more humorous tone.

    I particularly enjoyed reading about the various upcoming missions to look for life on several of the planets, moons, etc. within our solar system.

    Some of the humor using current pop culture references and talk of upcoming missions in the next several years may date the book rather quickly. But, it will still make for a nice history of human space travel and our search for alien life.

  • Jim

    I won this book on Goodreads. Some interesting topics are discussed in this book which is based on science rather than just pure speculation. I was hoping for more though, I am not sure what I was hoping to read or take away from this book but I felt the book was lacking in some way. There are some references to science fiction movies and TV shows throughout the book, and for those who haven't viewed them may be at a loss. I haven't seen them all so some of the reference points didn't register w

    I won this book on Goodreads. Some interesting topics are discussed in this book which is based on science rather than just pure speculation. I was hoping for more though, I am not sure what I was hoping to read or take away from this book but I felt the book was lacking in some way. There are some references to science fiction movies and TV shows throughout the book, and for those who haven't viewed them may be at a loss. I haven't seen them all so some of the reference points didn't register with me.

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