Barrie Jones addresses the question "are we alone?", which is one of the most frequently asked questions by scientists and non-scientists alike. In The Search for Life Continued, this question is addressed scientifically, and the author is not afraid to include speculation. Indeed, the author believes beyond reasonable doubt that we are not alone and this belief is based firmly on frontier science of the most imaginative kind.
The author concentrates on planetary systems beyond our own but starts with life on Earth, which is the only life we know to exist, and which provides guidance on how best to search for life elsewhere. Planets are the most likely abode of life and so we start the quest with the search for planets beyond the Solar System – exoplanets. The methods of searching are outlined and the nature of hundreds of exoplanetary systems so far discovered described. In the near future we expect to discover habitable Earth-like planets. But are they actually inhabited? How could we tell? All will be revealed.
This full color book is written for everybody who wants to stay in close contact with the latest on possible life on other planets.
Auditing Information Systems
Auditing Information Systems, Second Edition, explains clearly how to audit the controls and security over all types of information systems environments. The concepts and techniques in the book enable auditors, information security professionals, managers, and audit committee members of every knowledge and skill level to truly...
The Complete New Manager
Tackle every management challenge with skill and confidence!
Managers are faced with a variety of challenges every day. There are decisions to make, conflicts to resolve, and strategies to implement, among many other responsibilities. As a new manager you need to build the skills necessary for tackling problems head-on....
The Business of Design
For thirty years, consultant Keith Granet has enjoyed helping design professionals turn their passion into profit. In his new book, The Business of Design: Balancing Creativity and Profitability, Granet debunks the myth that business sense and creative talent are mutually exclusive. The Business of Design: Balancing Creativity...