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The Resource One of ten billion earths : how we learn about our planet's past and future from distant exoplanets, Karel Schrijver

One of ten billion earths : how we learn about our planet's past and future from distant exoplanets, Karel Schrijver

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One of ten billion earths : how we learn about our planet's past and future from distant exoplanets
Title
One of ten billion earths
Title remainder
how we learn about our planet's past and future from distant exoplanets
Statement of responsibility
Karel Schrijver
Title variation
1 of 10 billion earths
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Illustrated with images of the Solar System and of the Universe around it, this book explores how the discoveries within the Solar System and of exoplanets far beyond it come together to help us understand the habitability of Earth, and how these findings guide the search for exoplanets that could support life. The author highlights how, within two decades of the discovery of the first planets outside the Solar System in the 1990s, scientists concluded that planets are so common that most stars are orbited by them. The lives of exoplanets and their stars, as of our Solar System and its Sun, are inextricably interwoven. Stars are the seeds around which planets form, and they provide light and warmth for as long as they shine. At the end of their lives, stars expel massive amounts of newly forged elements into deep space, and that ejected material is incorporated into subsequent generations of planets. How do we learn about these distant worlds? And what does all that have to do with the habitability of Earth, the possibility of finding extraterrestrial life, and the operation of the globe-spanning network of the sciences?
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schrijver, Karel
Dewey number
523.24
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB820
LC item number
.S34 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Extrasolar planets
  • Solar system
  • Earth (Planet)
Target audience
adult
Label
One of ten billion earths : how we learn about our planet's past and future from distant exoplanets, Karel Schrijver
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 460 pages,
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780198799894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 1915889
  • 886108
Label
One of ten billion earths : how we learn about our planet's past and future from distant exoplanets, Karel Schrijver
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 460 pages,
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780198799894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 1915889
  • 886108

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