WorldCat Identities

Drake, Frank D.

Overview
Works: 67 works in 108 publications in 5 languages and 1,587 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Illustrator
Classifications: QB54, 591.9099
Publication Timeline
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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

SETI Science Working Group report by Frank D Drake( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 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
Signale von anderen Welten die wissenschaftliche Suche nach ausserirdischer Intelligenz by Frank D Drake( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in German and held by 15 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 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thy son liveth by Frank D Drake( Book )

3 editions published between 1959 and 1991 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Hay alguien más en el universo? by Frank D Drake( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signale von anderen Welten mit dem NASA-SETI-Projekt auf der Suche nach fremden Intelligenzen by Frank D Drake( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weltraumforschung ; Intelligenz ; Ausserirdische
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

Steve McQueen : speaking in tongues( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 4 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

Trees of bristol by Frank D Drake( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 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

Czy jest tam kto? : nauka w poszukiwaniu cywilizacji pozaziemskich by Frank D Drake( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Polish 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

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
The girl who talked to dolphins( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
 
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Is anyone out there? : the scientific search for extraterrestrial intelligence
Alternative Names
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法蘭克·德雷克

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Confessions of an alien hunter a scientist's search for extraterrestrial intelligenceSearching for Extraterrestrial Intelligence : SETI Past, Present, and Future ; [presented in honor of SETI patriarch Frank D. Drake on the occasion of his 80th birthday.]