This audio explains why many scientists are convinced that life is abundant throughout the universe, and considers how one day radio telescopes may be used to connect us to an intergalactic Internet and link us to alien civilizations in the far reaches of the universe.
"Part 1: Are We Alone?" addresses the origins of life on Earth and traces the search for life in other worlds.
"Part 2: Is Anybody Listening?" examines the strategies being used to communicate with fellow travelers among the stars.
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"This is an excellent introduction to an intriguing topic." (Publishers Weekly)
"Ferris is an engaging speaker with a pleasing voice." (AudioFile)
I've long been enamoured with the "Life Beyond Earth" presentation I originally watched on PBS years ago. The show falls oh-so close to perfection; effortlessly able to evoke awe, wonder and downright mind-blowing concepts backeded by a perfect narration by Timmothy Ferris and a fantastic and original musical score.
This audiobook can't compare to the original showing, only offering a short prologue by Ferris with anything new. It does little more than remind me of the brilliance of the original television production, with a moving and heartfelt dedication to the late Carl Sagan.
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