WorldCat Identities

Drake, Frank D.

Works: 62 works in 97 publications in 5 languages and 508 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Illustrator
Classifications: QB54, 001.550999
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Frank D Drake
Intelligent life in space by Frank D Drake( Book )

6 editions published between 1962 and 1993 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is anyone out there? : the scientific search for extraterrestrial intelligence by Frank D Drake( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drake's narrative account discusses the observatories around the world dedicated to detect extraterrestrial intelligence
SETI Science Working Group report by Frank D Drake( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confessions of an alien hunter a scientist's search for extraterrestrial intelligence by G. Seth Shostak( Recording )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the first Martian "canals" were charted in 1877, space aliens have captivated skygazers, night travelers, and television watchers worldwide. Polls show that nearly half of all Americans believe in extraterrestrials, and many are convinced they've visited Earth. A fair number of scientists also suspect that aliens exist, and for decades they've been seriously searching -- using powerful antennas and computers to scan for radio waves coming from other star systems. This engaging memoir reveals the true story of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), and discloses what we may very soon discover. Chronicling the program's history, SETI senior astronomer Seth Shostak assures us that if there is sentient life in the universe, we are within decades of picking up its signal. Methodically busting urban legends about alien crash landings, crop circles, and the like, Shostak pits scientific truth against speculation and delivers important news on the state of our knowledge
Thy son liveth by Frank D Drake( Book )

3 editions published between 1959 and 1991 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sobre la vida en otros sistemas planetarios by Su-Shu Huang( Book )

4 editions published in 1960 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neutral hydrogen in galactic clusters by Frank Donald Drake( Book )

2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Searching for extraterrestrial intelligence : SETI past, present, and future by H. Paul Shuch( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a collection of essays written by those who have led, and continue to lead, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. It reviews the history of the subject, details present-day science and technology, and looks ahead to the future
The search for extraterrestrial intelligence a slide set and introductory booklet by Frank D Drake( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roseberry shrub, sec a comedy in one act and two scenes by Frank D Drake( Book )

1 edition published in 1899 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sun as a gravitational lens : proposed space missions by Claudio Maccone( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trees of bristol by Frank D Drake( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steve McQueen : speaking in tongues( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scarborough. Edited by F. Drake ... Illustrated. (National Union of Teachers Conference Souvenir.) by Frank D Drake( Book )

2 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simposio internazionale sul tema: Radiosorgenti pulsate e attività di alta energia nei resti di supernovae (Roma, 18-20 dicembre 1969) by International Symposium on Pulsed Radiosources and High Energy Activity in Supernova Remnants( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murmurs of Earth : the Voyager interstellar record by Carl Sagan( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in Polish and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface: On August 20th and September 5th, 1977, two extraordinary spacecraft called Voyager were launched to the stars. After what promises to be a detailed and thoroughly dramatic exploration of the outer solar system from Jupiter to Uranus between 1979 and 1986, these space vehicles will slowly leave the solar systems - emissaries of the Earth to the realm of the stars. Affixed to each Voyager craft is a gold-coated copper phonograph record as a message to possible extra-terrestrial civilizations that might encounter the spacecraft in some distant space and time. Each record contains 118 photographs of our planet, ourselves and our civilization; almost 90 minutes of the world's greatest music; and evolutionary audio essay on "The Sounds of Earth"; and greetings in almost sixty human languages (and one whale language), including salutations from the President of the United States and the Secretary General of the United Nations. This book is an account, written by those chiefly responsible for the contents of the Voyager Record, of why we did it, how we selected the repertoire, and precisely what the record contains
The wrong-way comet and other mysteries of our solar system : essays by Barry Evans( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 75 essays, Evans supplies fascinating facts and raises questions about the mysteries of astronomy. Why is the night sky dark? How likely is it that meteors killed the dinosaurs? Since Halley's Comet orbits the wrong way around the sun, did it originate outside our solar system? He also encourages the reader to become involved in our cosmic backyard, pointing out that a telescope isn't necessary for most viewing - binoculars are adequate for most sights and are actually better for seeing meteors and some nebulae. Aimed at the general science reader, this book tackles subjects ranging from current dark matter theories and the background of astronomy, to the human interest story of Clyde Tombaugh, the man who discovered Pluto. Barry Evans is a well-known lecturer, and his weekly column on astronomy Star Watch is syndicated in more than 35 newspapers in the USA. He is s member of the Astronomical Society for the Pacific and the Peninsula Astronomical Society
The girl who talked to dolphins( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1960s an animal research facility was set up at St Thomas's in the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean with the objective to speak to dolphins. 50 years later, this documentary speaks to some of the participants in the original tests. John Lilly the leading scientist behind the project is remembered by his friend Jeff Bridges, the actor. Professor Graham Burnett, author of 'The Sounding of the Whale' explains the context Lilly worked within. In the late 1940s, he was working on the physiological effects of high altitude. By the late 1950s he was a well-regarded brain scientist. His wife, Mary, worked on his research with him. Porpoises' (bottle-nosed dolphins) brains could offer us an insight into our own brains. Lilly carried out a number of (undisclosed) experiments on them, getting access to dolphins at Marine Land studios in Florida, USA. His wife Mary remarked that the dolphins appeared to be trying to communicate verbally with the research team. Lilly published a book 'Man and Dolphin' about this break-through; archive footage of Lilly appearing on the Jack Parr show is shown. Some of Lilly's ideas chimed with Dr Frank Drake (founder of the SETI Institute) who was researching into extra-terrestrial life at the time. Lilly realised that NASA might be able to fund his research. Gregory Bateson, a distinguished anthropologist joined him in the Caribbean with his family. Bateson's field of interest was communication between animals. His step-son Eric remembers Bateson and his interests. The conditions were state of the art for captive animals; Dr. Andy Williamson was the vet for the Dolphin House. A student, Margaret Howe, volunteered there as she had heard that something interesting was going on. All three dolphins shipped in had been movie stars from Marine Land. Lilly wasn't there much of the time; his team carried out his research on his behalf. Margaret worked with the male dolphin, Peter in particular. Margaret had the idea to live with the dolphin; they flooded the house to accommodate him and they lived side-by-side. The audio recordings have been kept of the vocal teaching sessions. Carl Sagan visited the facility but left unimpressed with the results. Subsequently, it was recommended that the focus of the research should be learning the dolphins' language. Meanwhile Lilly started experimenting with LSD (acid) hoping that it would help his research. As Peter became sexually active, Margaret's relationship with the dolphin became problematic. News of this reached his funders and financial support was withdrawn. Lilly then considered giving LSD to the dolphins. The two female dolphins were injected with the drug; there was very little impact. In order to provoke a response, he introduced a very loud and jarring noise. The Batesons left after this incident, realising that their research had run its course. The dolphins were transported to another private research facility on mainland USA, although the staff at St Thomas' were led to believe that they would be homed in a similar facility. The laboratories where they were kept were awful; they had no natural light and were held in tiny chlorinated tanks. Peter died of self-induced asphyxiation. Later in life, Lilly worked with Ric O'Barry (campaign director from the Dolphin Project) and began to release his dolphins; Congress then passed an act protecting marine mammals
The kiss that would last a billion years( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1977 two unmanned spacecraft were launched to explore the universe. Today Voyager 1 and 2 have reached the far side of our solar system, fourteen billion kilometres from Earth. In the hope that they would encounter intelligent, extra-terrestrial life forms, each craft was equipped with "The Message of Mankind, a 'a gold plated record containing a 'complete' description of mankind and of our planet Earth - a selection of sound bites, compositioins, pictograms and photographic images
Laboratory design : planning for change by Anthony John Branton( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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