Of my 12
books, including texts signed by me or produced as a ghost
writer, my favorite one - about the future of our technological
civilization, of our
species and of the Universe - is FUTURE
WORLDS. A tour among the possible
scenarios (SciBooks Editions, 400 pp., 72 figg.).
the beautiful cover
|The argument of the book:
All of us, every day, try to somehow
predict the future. Most
people, however, are interested only in their personal future passing,
or in the immediate future. Only a few individuals go further, taking
care of the problems
affecting the other inhabitants of the planet and not only the
short-term future. Today, having a global perspective, forecast the
long term future of
the society and of the world is not for the current 'Homo technologicus' only a way of
satisfying the innate curiosity, but now more than ever, is
primarily an exercise useful for survival. In these years, indeed, we
in a crisis of 'intelligibility', which has created a deep gap between
understand and the means necessary for conceptual understanding, due
to the different growth rates between technology and culture. The book
talks about the future of the current state of things on our planet,
placing the subject in a gradually wider prospective, focussing on the
technological civilization, on that of Homo sapiens, the planet Earth,
the Galaxy and, finally, of the Universe.
See the index or
the full text.
A collection of interviews-biographies
to known figures in the science world (2 vols.): PROFESSION SCIENTIST.
Selected interviews to celebrities
Editions, 196 + 192 pp.).
or download an extract.
The cover of
SEEKING FOR ET: The search for intelligent life in space
(Avverbi, 352 pp., 66 figg.), with a preface by astronomer Margherita
by L. Anselmo
argument of the book:
SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial
Intelligence) is an acronym, become ever more familiar to the general
public, with which scientists indicate any experiment aimed at
exploring possible intelligent beings
in the depths of the universe. This is a true "alien hunting", which
started in 1960 with the astronomer Frank Drake, and saw
involved some of the world's largest radiotelescopes, which should now
be joined by a large array of radiotelescopes and optical small amateur
instruments. But what kind of signals are we looking for? How many
possibilities are there to reveal something? And if one day the
expected signal was captured, what should we do? In the early chapters,
the book addresses these and other issues related the search for
potential technological civilizations in the Milky Way or in external
galaxies. In later chapters seeking for intelligent life is placed in a
broader context: research into the universe of living forms far simpler
or more "exotic" than the one example of life that we evolved, the
species Homo sapiens to which
we belong. The result is a thorough
overview of the current state of scientific knowledge, in an attempt to
find an answer - which is also the most objective as possible - to one
life's biggest questions: are we alone?
See the index or some chapters.
The cover of
my first book, entitled INTERSTELLAR
TRAVELS: The Adventure
of the universe between reality and fiction (CUEN, Naples, 120
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