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Planet Quest: The Epic Discovery of Alien Solar Systems (Harvest Book)

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Few subjects have excited mankind as much as the quest for knowledge about the planets. And now a new era in exploration of the universe has begun, with the astounding discovery of the first alien solar system around a star like our own Sun. Armed with new technology, astronomers have been discovering planets at an exhilarating pace. Could we be close to finding an Earthlike planet, perhaps harboring life? Are we perhaps not alone?

With Planet Quest, internationally acclaimed astronomer Croswell has written the definitive guide to this journey. Weaving together the personal tales of the scientists who made key discoveries, Croswell brings this momentous scientific journey to life in an exciting blend of history, astronomy, and true adventure. From the theories of Copernicus to the confirmation of the existence of more than half a dozen alien solar systems, we are given a succinct and authoritative guide to the planetary universe around us.

Synopsis:

A leading astronomer provides an “excellent introduction” (New York Times Book Review) to the search for faraway planets and extraterrestrial life-a “fascinating” guide (Astronomy) that is “everything a good science-for-the-public book should be” (Cleveland Plain Dealer). Black-and-white photographs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156006125
Author:
Croswell, Ken
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
San Diego :
Subject:
Astrophysics & Space Science
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Planets
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Astronomy - Universe
Subject:
Extrasolar planets
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Harvest ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Harvest Book
Publication Date:
19980930
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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A leading astronomer provides an “excellent introduction” (New York Times Book Review) to the search for faraway planets and extraterrestrial life-a “fascinating” guide (Astronomy) that is “everything a good science-for-the-public book should be” (Cleveland Plain Dealer). Black-and-white photographs.

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