Extraterrestrial by Avi Loeb audiobook

Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth

By Avi Loeb
Read by Robert Petkoff

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, HMH Audio 9780358278146

Unabridged

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Runtime: 7.12 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

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“Provocative and thrilling ... Loeb asks us to think big and to expect the unexpected.”—Alan Lightman, New York Times bestselling author of Einstein’s Dreams and Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine

Harvard’s top astronomer lays out his controversial theory that our solar system was recently visited by advanced alien technology from a distant star.

In late 2017, scientists at a Hawaiian observatory glimpsed an object soaring through our inner solar system, moving so quickly that it could only have come from another star. Avi Loeb, Harvard’s top astronomer, showed it was not an asteroid; it was moving too fast along a strange orbit, and left no trail of gas or debris in its wake. There was only one conceivable explanation: the object was a piece of advanced technology created by a distant alien civilization.
 
In Extraterrestrial, Loeb takes readers inside the thrilling story of the first interstellar visitor to be spotted in our solar system. He outlines his controversial theory and its profound implications: for science, for religion, and for the future of our species and our planet. A mind-bending journey through the furthest reaches of science, space-time, and the human imagination, Extraterrestrial challenges readers to aim for the stars—and to think critically about what’s out there, no matter how strange it seems.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Loeb’s sumptuously written book will provoke you to think about the possibility of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe in new and stimulating ways.” Sean Carroll, New York Times bestselling author
“In this passionately argued, visionary book, astrophysicist Avi Loeb urges us to abandon the arrogant fantasy that we are the only sentient life form in the universe…The clues, as Loeb carefully reviews them, are fascinating, and still more are his arguments for what they might reveal to us.” Stephen Greenblatt, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Swerve
“A tantalizing, probing inquiry into the possibilities of alien life.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Avi Loeb

Author Bio: Avi Loeb

Abraham (Avi) Loeb,the author of four books and over 700 scientific papers, is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Physical Society, and the International Academy of Astronautics. In 2012, Time selected him as one of the twenty-five most influential people in space. He is the Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science at Harvard University, chair of Harvard’s department of astronomy, founding director of Harvard’s Black Hole Initiative, and director of the Institute for Theory and Computation within the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He also chairs the advisory committee for the Breakthrough Starshot Initiative, serves as the science theory director for all initiatives of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation, and is chair of the board on physics and astronomy of the National Academies.

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 7.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English