Useful References for Life in the Universe

Paul Avery
Department of Physics
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611

The existence of intelligent life in the universe



SETI and related topics

These references are concerned almost solely with the technical problem of communicating with extraterrestrial beings. Many of these references were taken from the article by H. Paul Shuch.

SETI Books

Billingham, John, Project Cyclops. Moffett Field, CA: NASA CR 114445, 1971.

Bova, Ben and Byron Preiss, editors, First Contact. New York, New American Library Books, 1990.

Bracewell, Ronald N. The Galactic Club. New York: W. W. Norton, 1976.

Drake, Frank and Dava Sobel, Is Anyone Out There? New York: Dell Publishing, 1994.

Gamov, George, The Creation of the Universe, Revised Edition. New York: Viking Press, 1961.

Holmes, David C. The Search for Life on Other Worlds. New York: Bandam Books, 1966.

Jesperson, James and Jane Fitz-Randolph, Looking at the Invisible Universe. New York: Atheneum, 1990.

Kraus, John, Radio Astronomy, 2nd edition. Powell, OH: Cygnus-Quasar Books, 1986.

Kraus, John, Big Ear Two. Powell, OH: Cygnus-Quasar Books, 1995.

Morrison, Philip, John Billingham and John Wolfe, editors, The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. Washington DC, NASA SP-419, 1977.

Swift, David, SETI Pioneers. Tucson AZ: University of Arizona Press, 1990.

SETI Articles

Adler, Jerry, "Searching for a Real E.T." Newsweek, January 31, 1983, 64.

Berman, Louis, "Eavesdropping on Other Worlds." QST, June 1993, 47-48.

Bowyer, Stuart, et. al. "The Berkeley Parasitic SETI Program." Icarus 53, 1983, 147-155.

Drentea, Cornell, "Radio Astronomy and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence." Ham Radio, March 1985, 10-35.

Lichtman, Jeffery M. "Radio Astronomy and Other Civilizations." Satellite Times, January/February 1995, 72-73.

Machol, Robert E. "An Ear to the Universe." IEEE Spectrum, March 1976, 42-47.

Mechanic, Michael, "SETI's Big Galactic Gamble." Metro, December 22-28, 1994, 17-20.

Moncrief, Frank J. "Searching for Life in the Microwave 'Water Hole'." Microwave Systems News, March 1978, 19-26.

Oliver, Bernard M. "The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence." Engineering and Science, January 1975, 9-11 + 30-32.

Sagan, Carl and Frank Drake, "The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence." Scientific American, May 1975, 80-89.

SETI periodicals

SETIQuest (quarterly). Helmers Publishing, Inc., 174 Concord Street, Peterborough NH 03459.

SETI News (quarterly). SETI Institute, 2035 Landings Drive, Mountain View CA 94043.