Strange New Worlds

Strange New Worlds

The Search for Alien Planets and Life Beyond Our Solar System

Paperback - 2013
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Astronomer Ray Jayawardhana discusses the scientific quest to discover other planets and life in the universe, describing breakthroughs into the early twenty-first century, and examining the tools and technology available to scientists seeking life on other worlds.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2013].
ISBN: 9780691158075
Characteristics: 261 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.


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Apr 16, 2013

Profssor Jayawardhana's book is perhaps the best historical account of the exciting search for planets beyond our solar system. From his Canada Research Chair in Observational Astrophysics at the University of Toronto, he has been in the thick of that discovery activity, and has personal knowledge of all the scientists involved and their instruments and techniques. It is all well explained in laymen's terms and is up to date with the latest discoveries at publication time. If you want to learn more about exoplanets and how they were found, this is the premier book to read!

KileyP Apr 26, 2012

Everybody has an opinion on the idea of whether or not there is life outside of Earth - and Ray Jayawardhana is an astrophysicist still in touch with his everyday roots, making him the perfect candidate for telling us about the chances of finding hospitiable planets, extraterrestrial lifeforms and sentient beings outside of our own solar system.

If you love the Big Bang Theory, this will help you understand what it is Raj does...and maybe even understand what the gang is saying half the time!


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