Kaufman details the incredible true story of science"s search for the beginnings of life on Earth and the probability that it exists elsewhere in the universe.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-206) and index.
|LC Classifications||QB54 .K38 2011|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||vii, 213 p.,  p. of plates :|
|Number of Pages||213|
|ISBN 10||1439109001, 1439130302, 143910901X|
|ISBN 10||9781439109007, 9781439130308, 9781439109014|
|LC Control Number||2010044630|
First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to children in need. Since our founding in , First Book has distributed more than million books and educational resources to programs and schools . 'First Contact' is a splendid SF novel. I read it (the first time) in one sitting. I enjoyed every page. My favorite aspects of the book were the alien space ships, their technology and mentality, especially the way Michael R. Hicks describes these from both a human and alien perspective/5. J Alien, Alien World, Classics, First Contact, Hard Science Fiction, Regular Guy Book Reviews, Stand-alone Dan Dragon’s Egg is a fun, clever look at life evolving on the surface of a neutron star, where one hour of human time is the equivalent of hundreds of years on the alien star. The actual first contact doesn’t happen until the second book of the series, Beyond the Blue Event Horizon. But in this first book, humanity gets to know the Heechee (and the wider universe) by playing destination roulette in ships the aliens left behind on the : Alex Acks.
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