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1Title:  Civilized life in the universe: Scientists on intelligent extraterrestrials   
 Creator:  Basalla, George. 
 Publication:  Oxford University Press, Oxford, New York, 2006. 
 Notes:  Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-227) and index. 
 Extent:  xiii, 233 p. : ill., facsims., maps ; 24 cm. 
 Subjects:  Life on other planets -- Research | Outer space -- Exploration -- Public opinion

 
Collection:  American Philosophical Society 
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2Title:  Meaning and value of spaceflight: public perceptions   
 Creator:  Bainbridge, William Sims 
 Notes:  This book presents the most serious and comprehensive study, by far, of American public perceptions about the meaning of space exploration, analyzing vast troves of questionnaire data collected by many researchers and polling firms over a span of six decades and anchored in influential social science theories. It doesn't simply report the percentages who held various opinions, but employs sophisticated statistical techniques to answer profound questions and achieve fresh discoveries. Both the Bush and the Obama administrations have cut back severely on fundamental research in space science and engineering. Understanding better what space exploration means for citizens can contribute to charting a feasible but progressive course. Since the end of the Space Race between the US and the USSR, social scientists have almost completely ignored space exploration as a topic for serious analysis and this book seeks to revive that kind of contribution. The author communicates the insights in a lucid style, not only intelligible but interesting to readers from a variety of backgrounds. 
 Extent:  1 online resource. 
 Subjects:  Space flight -- Public opinion | Outer space -- Exploration -- Public opinion | SOCIAL SCIENCE General | Discoveries in geography Public opinion | Outer space | Electronic books

 
Collection:  University of Oklahoma 
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