NASA has released a free ebook about communicating with aliens.

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Titled Archaeology, Anthropology and Interstellar Communication and edited by SETI Director of Interstellar Message Composition Douglas Vakoch, the document draws on "issues at the core of contemporary archaeology and anthropology" to prepare us "for contact with anextraterrestrial civilization, should that day ever come."

Via NASA:

Addressing a field that has been dominated by astronomers, physicists, engineers, and computer scientists, the contributors to this collection raise questions that may have been overlooked by physical scientists about the ease of establishing meaningful communication with an extraterrestrial intelligence. These scholars are grappling with some of the enormous challenges that will face humanity if an information-rich signal emanating from another world is detected.

Among the book's 16 chapters: Speaking for Earth: Projecting Cultural Values Across Deep Space and Time; Learning To Read:Interstellar Message Decipherment from Archaeological and Anthropological Perspectives; and Mirrors of Our Assumptions: Lessons from an Arthritic Neanderthal. Sounds look good afternoon reading to us. Download the PDF here. For EPUB and MOBI formats, click here.

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Good thread, very intrigued.. PDF will be downloaded later tonight when I get home for sure.
Have you read it yet or is this something you just found out about?
 
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Just found out about it. Going to download it as well.
Hell yeah, you'll probably finish it before me but it does sound like an attention grabber for sure!
Communicating with Extraterrestrials has always been a lingering though deep down in my mind, I'm curious to see what the reading has to offer.
 
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<div class="bbWrapper">ALIEN NERDS!!!!!<br /> <br /> <a href="/members/swift.2378/" class="avatar avatar--xxs" data-user-id="2378" data-xf-init="member-tooltip"> <img src="/data/avatars/s/2/2378.jpg?1528280470" alt="Swift" class="avatar-u2378-s" /> </a> <a href="/members/swift.2378/" class="username " dir="auto" data-user-id="2378" data-xf-init="member-tooltip"><span class="username--style109">Swift</span></a> why do you need a book to communicate with yourself? <img src="/images/smilies//swWHZ.png" class="smilie" alt=":troll:" title="swWHZ :troll:" data-shortname=":troll:" /></div>
 
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<div class="bbWrapper">Wanted to give that &quot;burn&quot; to someone. lol</div>
 
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