The New Worlds: Extrasolar Planets by Fabienne CasoliThe New Worlds: Extrasolar Planets by Fabienne Casoli

The New Worlds: Extrasolar Planets

byFabienne Casoli, Therese Encrenaz

Paperback | April 25, 2007

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Offering an engaging and complete story of the hunt for new worlds, this volume fully details the detection and exploration of extrasolar planets. It examines the very wide range of extrasolar planets that have been discovered during the past ten years and looks at what can be learned about such planets by studying the bodies in our own solar system. It also discusses the formation of planetary systems, the way in which such systems may evolve and the final systems of planets that result. In addition, the authors demonstrate how life might evolve on an extrasolar planet and how such life might be detected.

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Title:The New Worlds: Extrasolar PlanetsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:199 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0 inPublished:April 25, 2007Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:038744906X

ISBN - 13:9780387449067

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Table of Contents

Preface.- Extrasolar Planets: The Quest of Astronomers.- The Quest for Exoplanets.- Ten Years of Discoveries.- What we learn from our Solar System.- The Formation of Planetary Systems.- Life in the Universe.- Future Projects.- Appendices.

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From the reviews:"The story . told in this translation of a French book in vivid language and with plenty of colour illustrations, with careful, explanations of terms to make the account accessible to non-specialists. . this book is a great introduction to the exciting topic of planetary systems beyond our own." (Fred Taylor, BBC Sky at Night, August, 2007)"New Worlds discusses theories of planetary system formation - what our own solar system tells us, and how that has been changed by the new systems being found today. . New Worlds asks questions about life in the universe - how we define it, how to search for it, and where we might find it in other star systems. . The book is recommended for astronomy and general science collections." (David White, ACADEMIA, December, 2007)