1 Hardback (published 2002)
Renowned physicist Enrico Fermi once asked the question: If the extraterrestrial life proposition is true, he wondered, "Where is everybody?"
In this lively and thought-provoking book, Stephen Webb presents a detailed discussion of the 50 most cogent and intriguing answers to Fermi's famous question. The proposed solutions run the gamut from the crackpot to the highly serious, but all deserve our consideration. The varieties of arguments—from first-rate scientists, philosophers and historians, and science fiction authors—turn out to be astonishing, entertaining, and vigorous intellectual exercises for any reader interested in science and the sheer pleasure of speculative thinking.