The Alien Hunter's Handbook: How to Look for Extraterrestrial Life (Paperback)

How to Look for Extraterrestrial Life

By Mark Brake, Colin Jack (Illustrator), Geraint Ford (Illustrator)

Kingfisher, 9780753468852, 111pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2012



Given the mind-bogglingly large number of other galaxies and planets in the Universe, odds are pretty good that we may have neighbors out there somewhere. The Alien Hunter's Handbook: How To Look For Extra-Terrestrial Life is a practical and entertaining introduction to the field of Astrobiology which shows readers how life evolved on planet Earth, and how to go about finding other forms of life in other parts of the Universe. Although this is a fun, quirky, and visually inventive approach to the search for aliens, it is entirely based on real facts and ongoing, international research, and is written by Mark Brake, a founding member of NASA's Astrobiology Institute. Through five easy-to-follow chapters, the reader will find out where to look for an alien habitat, how long aliens may have been in existence, what they might look like, how we might communicate with them, and whether they may have made contact with-or even visited-planet Earth.

About the Author

MARK BRAKE is an author, broadcaster, and communicator of science. Once an academic, he now writes popular science books, and does science communication work in film, television, and radio on five continents, including work with NASA, Seattle's Science Fiction Museum, and the BBC. COLIN JACK lives in Toronto, and when he isn't illustrating children's books, he works as a Character Designer for various animated TV series, commercials, and video games.

Praise For The Alien Hunter's Handbook: How to Look for Extraterrestrial Life


"A surprisingly thorough and accessible journey into the possibilities of life outside of planet Earth."

-Starred Kirkus Review