9781439134429

Alien Invasion : The Ultimate Survival Guide for the Ultimate Attack

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    9781439134429

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    1439134421

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-06-07
  • Publisher: Baen
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Summary

What if there really are aliens and they do attack? Read what two scientists reveal in this "how-to" survival manual for the space age. Alien invasion. Unlikely? As unlikely as Pearl Harbor? The extinction of the dinosaurs? A meteor strike that levels whole forests in Siberia? You get the drift. Some events produce such a massive setback to life, the Earth and to humanity that wemustunderstand and prepare for them, even if the chances are low that theyrs"ll come about. In fact, it will be criminal and abrogation of our duty to future generations if we donotget ready! But where to begin?Drs. Travis S. Taylor and Bob Boan have the answers. Both are experienced scientists, physicists with expertise in both defense and military signal intelligence and experience working with both the Department of Defense and NASA. These are intellectual heavyweights who have a clear idea of the possibilities of alien contact, the calculations of whether or not that contact will be friendlyhellip;and what to do if itrs"s not.An amazing journey through what we do and do not know about how to defend ourselves from space. Sure, that day may never come in our lifetimes but everyone should have a copy of this lying around JUST IN CASE. Heck, better yet, why not commit a few of these scientists solutions to memory! Just in case.About Travis S. Taylorrs"s ground-breaking popular fiction:"hellip;explodes with inventive actionhellip;dazzling, cutting edge scientific possibilitieshellip;" Publishers WeeklyAboutAlien Invasion:"In a business that strictly separates technology and conjecture, this is a well considered, very comprehensive work. United States Space is a serious business, but what IF there is an external threat?" Dr Byron Knight, NRO Chief Scientist, MASINT"...the definitive book on the defense of earth against a potential alien incursion....the book also serves as an important primer on the potential future of warfare on every level. It is tightly grounded in current day realities of war and extrapolates thoughtfully but closely about future potentials. It should be on the reading list of anyone who is serious about national security and the future of war." John Ringo,New York Timesbest-selling author of military SF"It looks like the time has come to take a serious look at planetary defense from all aspects. This book introduces the subject in a way to stir thoughtful and intelligent debate. Hats off to the authors." Gerald B. Helman, former US Ambassador to the UN Geneva and Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs

Author Biography

Drs. Travis S. Taylor and Bob Boan have the answers. Both are experienced scientists, physicists with expertise in both defense and military signal intelligence and experience working with both the Department of Defense and NASA. These are intellectual heavyweights who have a clear idea of the possibilities of alien contact, the calculations of whether or not that contact will be friendly and what to do if it's not.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Is an Alien Invasion Likely?p. 5
The Drake Equationp. 5
˘Eat at Joes÷ vs. ˘Hide and Watch÷p. 19
Fermi's Paradox: If They Are Out There, Why Aren't They Here?p. 21
Distance Barriers and Power Requirements for Starfaring Aliensp. 35
Factors Which Affect Rates of Cultural Evolutionp. 41
Compatibility of Technology and Environmentp. 42
Politics, Opinions, Emotions, and Philosophy Are not Scientific Evidencep. 44
The Central Limit Theoremp. 45
Chapter Summaryp. 50
Warfare with ET-Humans vs. Aliens Weapons, Tactics, and Strategies for Human Defensep. 53
The Basic Principles of War Adjusted for ET Invasionp. 54
Civil Defensep. 63
The Tactics of Asymmetric Warfare-a View from Both Sidesp. 78
Earth Defense Technologies and Tacticsp. 83
Unconventional Considerationsp. 103
Chapter Summaryp. 114
Motive-Based Classifications of Extra-Terrestrialsp. 115
Motivatorsp. 116
Destructorsp. 119
Assimilatorsp. 120
Conquerorsp. 122
Understanding the Alien Motivations to Direct Our Actionsp. 123
Chapter Summaryp. 124
The ˘Need to Know÷p. 127
A Gedankenexperimentp. 129
What Would YOU Do? What Could YOU Do?p. 133
Secret Weapons MUST Be Secretp. 134
What YOU Can Dop. 135
Conspiracies Are Illegalp. 136
Chapter Summaryp. 139
First Response, Second Response, Third Response-Did We Get It Right? Did We Win?p. 141
How We Handled ET in the Pastp. 141
Hide, Hail, Warn, Then Shoot-Maybe Just Shoot First Anyway!p. 146
Dig In, Recon, Intel, Plan, and Actp. 148
Long-Term Defense Planp. 150
Did We Win?p. 152
Chapter Summaryp. 153
The Sixth Column-Somebody Should be Preparingp. 155
The Necessity of Preparationp. 155
The Need for Secrecy of the Sixth Columnp. 164
Organizational Structurep. 167
Organizational Rough Order-of-Magnitude Yearly Budgetp. 169
Patriotic, Ethical, and Legal Responsibilities of the Sixth Column Membersp. 173
First Tier Sixth Column Research and Development Efforts-Possible First Funded Programsp. 176
Chapter Summaryp. 209
Conclusions and Discussionp. 211
Bibliographyp. 217
Indexp. 222
About the Authorsp. 226
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