Life On An Alien Planet Pathological Demand Avoidance

Author: Katie Stott
Editor: Katie Stott
ISBN: 1686541600
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Katie Stott's vivid and honest account provides a compelling insight into Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA). The book follows the journey of her son, Fraser and the sudden change that occurred in him when starting primary school, aged just four. Katie recounts the difficulty both she and the school staff had understanding Fraser's extreme behaviours until he was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome and PDA. Full of useful advice and observations, Katie provides a detailed account of the PDA specific behaviours in Fraser and how she learnt to lessen the impact of these by focusing on the cause (anxiety and a need for control), rather than the effect. Katie explains with clarity how Fraser’s sensory issues also contributed to his every day challenges at school as he became increasingly isolated from his classmates and faced risk of expulsion when the school became unable to cope. The book goes on to explore Katie’s fight to gain recognition of PDA in school and despite significant obstacles, the way she eventually managed to secure an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and a specialist school so that Fraser could learn, make friends and thrive once again. Packed with advice, it also provides an invaluable reference on how to ensure PDA children get the support they need and the options available to special educational needs (SEN) children who are struggling in the mainstream school environment. A detailed resource for parents and families of children with PDA, along with teachers, SENCO’s and those who work alongside children in the education system.

Convergent Evolution On Earth

Author: George R McGhee Jr.
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262042738
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An analysis of patterns of convergent evolution on Earth that suggests where we might look for similar convergent forms on other planets. Why does a sea lily look like a palm tree? And why is a sea lily called a “lily” when it is a marine animal and not a plant? Many marine animals bear a noticeable similarity in form to land-dwelling plants. And yet these marine animal forms evolved in the oceans first; land plants independently and convergently evolved similar forms much later in geologic time. In this book, George McGhee analyzes patterns of convergent evolution on Earth and argues that these patterns offer lessons for the search for life elsewhere in the universe. Our Earth is a water world; 71 percent of the earth's surface is covered by water. The fossil record shows that multicellular life on dry land is a new phenomenon; for the vast majority of the earth's history—3,500 million years of its 4,560 million years of existence—complex life existed only in the oceans. Explaining that convergent biological evolution occurs because of limited evolutionary pathways, McGhee examines examples of convergent evolution in forms of feeding, immobility and mobility, defense, and organ systems. McGhee suggests that the patterns of convergent evolution that we see in our own water world indicate the potential for similar convergent forms in other water worlds. We should search for extraterrestrial life on water worlds, and for technological life on water worlds with continental landmasses.

Alien Planet

Author: Fletcher Pratt
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New Scientist

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

Strange New Worlds

Author: Ray Jayawardhana
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 069115807X
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Describes the science of planet hunters, the prospects for the discovery of alien life, and discusses the controversies surrounding extrasolar-planet research.

Alien Universe

Author: Don Lincoln
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421410737
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Whether you are drawn to the psychological belief in Aliens, the history of our interest in life on other planets, or the scientific possibility of Alien existence, Alien Universe is sure to hold you spellbound.

The Alien Planet

Author: Krishna Narayan
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This is the first book to use national representations of slavery to present an international comparative perspective. The essays in this collection explore the complex relationship between slavery and national identity by assessing the role of museums and other forms of commemoration. Contributions span a wide geographical range, covering Europe, North America, West and South Africa, the Indian Ocean and Asia. In using both chronological and geographical comparisons this work makes an innovative contribution to the growing literature on this dynamic area of research.

Life

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

Secret Journey To Planet Serpo

Author: Len Kasten
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1591438314
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Documents how 12 people, as part of a top-secret U.S. government program, traveled to the planet Serpo and lived there for 13 years • Based on the debriefing of the Serpo team and the diary of the expedition’s commander • Explains how the aliens helped us reverse-engineer their antigravity spacecraft and develop technology to solve our planet-wide energy problems • Reveals how our government has an ongoing relationship with the Serpo aliens On July 16, 1965, a massive alien spacecraft from the Zeta Reticuli star system landed at the Nevada test site north of Las Vegas. Following a plan set in motion by President Kennedy in 1962, the alien visitors known as the Ebens welcomed 12 astronaut-trained military personnel aboard their craft for the 10-month journey to their home planet, Serpo, 39 light-years away. In November 2005, former and current members of the Defense Intelligence Agency--directed by Kennedy to organize the Serpo exchange program--came forward to reveal the operation, including details from the 3,000-page debriefing of the 7 members of the Serpo team who returned after 13 years on the planet. Working with the DIA originators of the Serpo project and the diary kept by the expedition’s commanding officer, Len Kasten chronicles the complete journey of these cosmic pioneers, including their remarkable stories of life on an alien planet, superluminal space travel, and advanced knowledge of alien technologies. He reveals how the Ebens presented the U.S. with “The Yellow Book”--a complete history of the universe recorded holographically, allowing the reader to view actual scenes from pre-history to the present. He explains how the Ebens helped us reverse-engineer their antigravity spacecraft and develop technology to solve our planet-wide energy problems--knowledge still classified. Exposing the truth of human-alien interaction and interplanetary travel, Kasten reveals not only that the Ebens have returned to Earth eight times but also that our government continues to have an ongoing relationship with them--a relationship with the potential to advance the human race into the future.

Lonely Planets

Author: David Grinspoon
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061748617
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It's been nearly four decades since Carl Sagan first addressed the general public from a scientist's perspective, confronting the possibility of extraterrestrial life. We've learned a lot in those years, and planetary scientist David Grinspoon is well prepared to explore this field with a new generation of readers. In Lonely Planets, Grinspoon investigates the big questions: How widespread are life and intelligence in the cosmos? Is life on Earth an accident or in some sense the "purpose" of this universe? And how can we, working from the Earth-centric definition of "life," even begin to think about the varieties of life-forms on other planets? In accessible, lively prose, and using the topic of extraterrestrial life as a mirror with which to view human beliefs, evolution, history, and aspirations, Grinspoon takes readers on a three-part journey. History is an overview of our expanding awareness of other planets, from the observations of seventeenth-century natural philosophers to modern-day space exploration. It traces the history of our ideas on alien life to the earliest days of astronomy, and shows how these beliefs have changed with humanity's evolving self-image. Science tells the story of cosmic evolution and the evolution of life on Earth. Here, Grinspoon disputes the recent "Rare Earth hypothesis," which argues that Earth is unique for sprouting advanced life-forms, maintaining instead that life is likely to be well adapted to a wide variety of planets. He questions conventional assumptions of what is required for a planet to come to life, scrutinizing current ideas and evidence for life on Mars, Venus, and the moons of Jupiter, and challenging readers to think about other life-forms that may exist on other worlds. Belief discusses the limits of our abilities to conceptualize or communicate with intelligent aliens living on planets circling distant stars. Grinspoon speculates on what intelligent life might become, eventually, on Earth and elsewhere, and the implications, both scientific and philosophical, of these far-future evolutionary possibilities. Written with authority and edge, and rich in personal,often amusing anecdotes, Lonely Planets explores the shifting boundary between planetary science and naturalphilosophy and reveals how the search for extraterrestrial life unites our spiritual and scientific quests for connection with the cosmos.

Mosaic

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Destiny Of An Alien Life

Author: Weeping Rose
Editor: Notion Press
ISBN: 1648288707
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‘Destiny of an Alien Life’ unfolds a mysterious journey of a group of highly ambitious people who encounter an unimaginable life struggle. Without knowing what was written in his fate, a poor boy, Mahendra, agreed to accompany the group of multinational travellers in their ambitious space odyssey! Superior technologies had helped mankind to endeavour on unexplored journeys previously believed to be the domains of God, but it failed the group of people at the most crucial moment in the midway of their adventure. Had they overcome the manmade tragedy? How the world responded to it? The story leads us ultimately to an eternal quest for our identity and brings out the inner alien in us!

Mission Firestar

Author: James Dail
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ISBN: 9781418498108
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Mission Fire Star is a book about a mission to Venus, during this mission a character by the name of Lt. Beth Williams was accidentally left behind on planet Venus. This causes the main character Maj. Earl Blake to receive orders 34 years later to find Lt. Williams, who was discovered to be still on the planet by a satellite transmission. Earl Blake's mission leads him to discover that Lt. Beth Williams was not left behind due to an accident but was rather abducted by the alien life form that lived on that planet. The female species of the alien life form was dying out and Beth Williams was their way of continuing on, and evolving their species. Earl Blake's journey takes him through alien territory and life threatening situations, through which he must find a way to find and rescue Beth Williams. But, upon finding Beth he also discovers what the aliens have been preparing her for. Simply taking Beth back to earth would prove to be impossible when he finds out she is pregnant with an alien child. Throughout the book Blake then finds out that not only is Beth pregnant, but in order to complete the alien birth Beth must also sleep with a human. And that human is he. During one of Blake's transmissions back to earth consulting with Henry Johnson, his best friend, Henry decides to take matters into his own hands, which could prove fatal to the earth, as we know it. My main motivation for writing this book is my love of science fiction. I started this book back in 1980 writing in my spare time between work and my family. I really got serious about writing in 1997, up until then the book was just one of those things that I thought about finishing, but never had the time. It's always been a dream of mine to share my thoughts and love for science fiction with the world. I've had many incidents and setbacks in my life, but my book was something that I always known was there. It was my release from everyday life. Now, I would like to give the readers, of any age, the same release from everyday life, one where you can escape into a world of the unknown.

The Search For Extraterrestrial Life

Author: Don Nardo
Editor: Lucent Press
ISBN: 9781590188323
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Describes the scientific search for extraterrestrial life, explains the probablilities of finding intelligent life, examines our attempts to communicate with other life forms, and presents the debate between religion and science on this subject.

Alien Oceans

Author: Kevin Hand
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691189641
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Inside the epic quest to find life on the water-rich moons at the outer reaches of the solar system Where is the best place to find life beyond Earth? We often look to Mars as the most promising site in our solar system, but recent scientific missions have revealed that some of the most habitable real estate may actually lie farther away. Beneath the frozen crusts of several of the small, ice-covered moons of Jupiter and Saturn lurk vast oceans that may have been in existence for as long as Earth, and together may contain more than fifty times its total volume of liquid water. Could there be organisms living in their depths? Alien Oceans reveals the science behind the thrilling quest to find out. Kevin Peter Hand is one of today's leading NASA scientists, and his pioneering research has taken him on expeditions around the world. In this captivating account of scientific discovery, he brings together insights from planetary science, biology, and the adventures of scientists like himself to explain how we know that oceans exist within moons of the outer solar system, like Europa, Titan, and Enceladus. He shows how the exploration of Earth's oceans is informing our understanding of the potential habitability of these icy moons, and draws lessons from what we have learned about the origins of life on our own planet to consider how life could arise on these distant worlds. Alien Oceans describes what lies ahead in our search for life in our solar system and beyond, setting the stage for the transformative discoveries that may await us.

Science Fiction

Author: Janice Antczak
Editor: New York : Neal-Schuman
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This text examines science fiction and its development as a subgenre of children's literature. It also discusses archetype and symbol, humour, setting, reviewing and criticism.

The Alien Next Door 8 A New Planet

Author: A.I. Newton
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1499810040
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In the eighth book of The Alien Next Door series, Harris and Roxy have stowed away aboard Zeke's spaceship and are flying to his home planet of Tragas! Harris and Roxy have hidden away Zeke's family's spaceship and are headed to Tragas! Zeke's parents freak out when they discover them aboard, but they've come too far to turn back. So that gives Harris and Roxy two whole days to explore the alien planet with Zeke while the ship refuels before they have to fly back to Earth. But, much like Zeke had to on Earth, they have to blend in. Will they be able to hide the fact that they're the aliens on this new planet?

Reading Text

Author: Howard I. Berrent
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The Blue Planet Project An Inquiry Into Alien Life Forms

Author: Jefferson Souza
Editor: Mantesh
ISBN: 1601631987
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Blue Planet Project is allegedly the notebook of a scientist who worked on a top secret United States government program involving alien research. The document contains notes and drawings supposedly made by the scientist. The scientist visited various ufo crash sites, and the notes and drawings were allegedly made from those visits. This book is in the public domain.