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The Resource The search for Earth's twin : the extraordinary, cutting-edge story of the search for a distant planet like our own, Stuart Clark

The search for Earth's twin : the extraordinary, cutting-edge story of the search for a distant planet like our own, Stuart Clark

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The search for Earth's twin : the extraordinary, cutting-edge story of the search for a distant planet like our own
Title
The search for Earth's twin
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the extraordinary, cutting-edge story of the search for a distant planet like our own
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Stuart Clark
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1995 two Swiss astronomers discovered a planet circling a star other than our Sun. This changed our perception of the Universe forever, proving that Earth and the other celestial bodies in our Solar System are not alone in outer space. Now, after two decades of exploration, more than 860 planets have been discovered, many of which are completely unlike anything else we know. Some are blacker than coal; some are bathed in molten lava; others are perpetually scoured by hurricane-force winds; some have not one sun but two that rise in the morning, and others are perpetually drowned in global oceans. But as well as strange, uninhabitable lands, there is familiarity too. Some of these alien worlds are strikingly similar to planets in our Solar System. Astronomers now know of planets just like Jupiter, Neptune, Mars and Mercury orbiting stars similar to our Sun, both nearby and deep into space. Authoritatively written and fully up to date on this fast-moving area of science, The Search for the Earth's Twin will take you on a journey through the cosmos via frozen wastelands, slow-moving globes and fiery volcanic bodies, to planets that can - and just might - sustain complex life. The prospect of discovering the Earth's twin is now tantalisingly close
Cataloging source
NJB
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Clark, Stuart
Dewey number
523.24
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Extrasolar planets
  • Planetology
  • Earth (Planet)
Target audience
adult
Label
The search for Earth's twin : the extraordinary, cutting-edge story of the search for a distant planet like our own, Stuart Clark
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Publication
Copyright
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Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1.If nature can do it, so can you -- 2.Impossible planets -- 3.The planet bonanza -- 4.Dreams of space -- 5.The race to the bottom -- 6.Strange new worlds -- 7.Divide and be conquered -- 8.Headline wars -- 9.Disaster -- 10.The end of the beginning
Control code
000057778454
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781848665828
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952965279
Label
The search for Earth's twin : the extraordinary, cutting-edge story of the search for a distant planet like our own, Stuart Clark
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes 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
1.If nature can do it, so can you -- 2.Impossible planets -- 3.The planet bonanza -- 4.Dreams of space -- 5.The race to the bottom -- 6.Strange new worlds -- 7.Divide and be conquered -- 8.Headline wars -- 9.Disaster -- 10.The end of the beginning
Control code
000057778454
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781848665828
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952965279

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