What are the chances of little green men from Mars visiting your neighbourhood? Under the editorship of theoretical physicist Professor Jim Al-Khalili, scientists and experts in their fields explore the probability and improbability of such an event. From the possible nature of alien consciousness and the likelihood of machines being our first visitors, to current and future SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) projects, the subject matter is wide-ranging but appropriately presented for the lay person.
A thought-provoking and inspiring book that boldly goes where no-one has gone before. [Small font]
Some found the print very small, but those that read it found some parts very interesting.
This book was a little difficult for the group, but there was interesting discussion about aliens.
Those who made it to the end of the book enjoyed the different topics by various authors. Others found it hard to get into the book. There are some thought-provoking ideas and they provoked wide-ranging discussion within the group. Rating based on number of members who finished the book and the discussion that ensued.
Interesting and thought provoking, but very difficult to get into. A book that needs a bit more time to read. No one in the club managed to finish it.
We liked the way the book was in short 'essay type' form. Good discussion as one of our group is a scientist so gave us a good lead in for our discussions. Not a book you could pick up and read cover to cover. Some members found it so full of information they found it hard to retain what they had read.
An interesting book - great for discussion. Some chapters were more readable than others. some members found it difficult to get into as the print is small - a dense book. Loved the travelling flying saucer!