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The Resource Worlds beyond our own : the search for habitable planets, Sujan Sengupta

Worlds beyond our own : the search for habitable planets, Sujan Sengupta

Label
Worlds beyond our own : the search for habitable planets
Title
Worlds beyond our own
Title remainder
the search for habitable planets
Statement of responsibility
Sujan Sengupta
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is a book on planets: Solar system planets and dwarf planets. And planets outside our solar system? : exoplanets. How did they form? What types of planets are there and what do they have in common? How do they differ? What do we know about their atmospheres? if they have one? What are the conditions for life and on which planets may they be met? And what's the origin of life on Earth and how did it form? You will understand how rare the solar system, the Earth, and hence life, is. This is also a book on stars. The first and second generation of stars in the Universe. But in particular also on the link between planets and stars? : brown dwarfs. Their atmospheric properties and similarities with giant exoplanets. All these fascinating questions will be answered in a non-technical manner. But those of you who want to know a bit more may look up the relevant mathematical relationships in appendices
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
523.2/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QB820
LC item number
.S46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Astronomers' universe
Label
Worlds beyond our own : the search for habitable planets, Sujan Sengupta
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Hierarchy in the universe -- A brief history of the Solar System -- Climate of the Solar planets -- Brown dwarfs : the missing link between stars and planets -- Discovery of extra-solar planets -- The zoo of planets -- Life? : a delicate process -- In search of another Earth? : an extremely rare planet -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 154 pages
Isbn
9783319098937
Lccn
2014953960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)884539023
Label
Worlds beyond our own : the search for habitable planets, Sujan Sengupta
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Hierarchy in the universe -- A brief history of the Solar System -- Climate of the Solar planets -- Brown dwarfs : the missing link between stars and planets -- Discovery of extra-solar planets -- The zoo of planets -- Life? : a delicate process -- In search of another Earth? : an extremely rare planet -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 154 pages
Isbn
9783319098937
Lccn
2014953960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)884539023

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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