Extraterrestrials : a field guide for earthlings

Book Cover
Average Rating
Camden East, Ont. : Camden House, [1994].
Physical Desc:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
ASD Middle School Lib.
574.999 DIC

What will they look like? That is the question addressed in this wonderfully illustrated book for "earthlings" who want to explore beyond the cardboard aliens of television science fiction to find out what science says about our cosmic cousins from other planet--if they exist.

Author Terence Dickinson, an acclaimed astronomy writer, examines t! he picture we have absorbed from TV and movies about creatures from other planets, from the friendly visitor in E.T. to the savage creature in Alien and the gaggle of other-worldly folk from Star Trek and its clones. Dickinson then explains how the variety of environments in the universe could give rise to creature far more different from us than anything Hollywood's invented.

Through the talents of illustrator Adolf Schaller, one of the chief artists and Emmy-award winner from Carl Sagan's Cosmos television series, alien worlds come alive with plants, insects and animals never dreamed of before. Yet, Schaller's vision is based on sound assumptions about the gravity of each hypothetical planet, the type of star that it orbits and other factors that bring plausible alien environments to life. The book winds up with a look at "life as we don't know it," featuring creatures and entities that might have evolved from something other that carbon-based biology, the foundation of ! Earth life.

A unique blend of science and imagination, Extraterrestrials will compel anyone who has ever thought about what-and who-might be out there.

Also in This Series
Call Number
ASD Middle School Lib.
574.999 DIC
On Shelf
More Like This
More Details
0921820879 :, 0921820860
Lexile measure:


General Note
Includes index.
Includes bibliographical references: page 62.
APA Citation (style guide)

Dickinson, T., & Schaller, A. (1994). Extraterrestrials: a field guide for earthlings. Camden East, Ont.: Camden House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Dickinson, Terence and Adolf. Schaller. 1994. Extraterrestrials: A Field Guide for Earthlings. Camden East, Ont.: Camden House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Dickinson, Terence and Adolf. Schaller, Extraterrestrials: A Field Guide for Earthlings. Camden East, Ont.: Camden House, 1994.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Dickinson, Terence., and Adolf Schaller. Extraterrestrials: A Field Guide for Earthlings. Camden East, Ont.: Camden House, 1994. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
Go To Grouped Work
Last File Modification Time Oct 10, 2018 03:21:26 AM
Last Grouped Work Modification Time Oct 10, 2018 01:06:21 AM

MARC Record

LEADER01941pam a2200469 a 4500
008940405t19941994onca   j b    001 0 eng d
010 |a cn 94931194
015 |a C94-931194-4
020 |a 0921820879 : |c $9.95
020 |a 0921820860 |q bound
040 |a CaOTU |b eng |c NLC |d MUS |d YYP |d ADI
049 |a ADIC
05500 |a QB54 |b D53 1994 fol. Juv
0820 |a j574.999/2 |2 20
090 |a 574.999 |b DIC
092 |a 574.99 |b DIC
1001 |a Dickinson, Terence. |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n77000049.
24510 |a Extraterrestrials : |b a field guide for earthlings / |c Terence Dickinson and Adolf Schaller ; illustrations by Adolf Schaller.
264 1 |a Camden East, Ont. : |b Camden House, |c [1994]
264 4 |c ©1994.
300 |a 64 pages : |b color illustrations ; |c 28 cm.
336 |a text |b txt |2 rdacontent.
337 |a unmediated |b n |2 rdamedia.
338 |a volume |b nc |2 rdacarrier.
385 |n age |a Children |2 lcdgt.
500 |a Includes index.
504 |a Includes bibliographical references: page 62.
650 0 |a Life on other planets |v Juvenile literature. |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008106973.
650 6 |a Extraterrestres |x Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
655 7 |a Literature. |2 lcgft |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/genreForms/gf2014026415.
7001 |a Schaller, Adolf. |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no97056044.
907 |a .b18607469 |b multi |c - |d 010703 |e 180705
998 |a ad |a admi |b 060905 |c m |d a |e - |f eng |g onc |h 0 |i 0
948 |a MARCIVE Comp, May 22, 2018
948 |a MARCIVE August, 2017
948 |a MARCIVE extract Aug 5, 2017
995 |a Loaded with m2btab.ltiac in 2018.06
995 |a Loaded with m2btab.ltiac in 2017.08
989 |a 574.999 DIC |d admi |b 1020000344884 |e 01-17-2002 9:48 |f  - - |g - |h 3 |i 1 |j 18 |k 010703 |l $9.95 |m  |n 03-20-2002 16:11 |o - |p 41 |q 41 |t 0 |x 0 |1 .i25754543