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Frank White, M.Phil.

Frank White, M.Phil. is the author of The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution, now in its third edition.
A member of the Harvard College Class of 1966, Frank graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He attended Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, earning his M.Phil. in 1969.
He is the author or coauthor of ten additional books on space exploration and the future, including Points of View: Take One, The SETI Factor: How the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence is Changing Our View of the Universe and Ourselves, Decision: Earth: Book One: Alone or All One?, American Revolution, Think About Space: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going? and The March of the Millennia: A Key to Looking at History (both with Isaac Asimov), The Ice Chronicles (with Paul Mayewski), and Space Stories: Oral Histories from the Pioneers of America’s Space Program (with Kenneth J. Cox and Robbie Davis-Floyd). He also contributed chapters on the Overview Effect to four recently published books on space exploration, Return to the Moon, Beyond Earth, Living in Space, and Space Commerce.
Frank has spoken at numerous conferences on space exploration and space development. In 1988, he delivered the keynote address at the International Space Development Conference in Denver. In 1989, he spoke at George Washington University to mark the 20th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. He also delivered the keynote address at the first Overview Effect Conference in 2007.
In 2006, the Space Tourism Society awarded Frank a “Certificate of Special Recognition”.
In 2008, Frank was one of the speakers at a session of the International Space Development Conference that launched the Overview Institute and announced the signing of the Overview Declaration.
Listen to Frank on The Space Show hosted by our Dr. David Livingston. Listen to all of his broadcasts on that show. Watch The Overview Effect which visualizes the Overview Effect. View his Facebook page. Read his Wikipedia profile. Follow his Twitter feed.