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The Resource Destiny or chance revisited : planets and their place in the cosmos, Stuart Ross Taylor, Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Destiny or chance revisited : planets and their place in the cosmos, Stuart Ross Taylor, Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Label
Destiny or chance revisited : planets and their place in the cosmos
Title
Destiny or chance revisited
Title remainder
planets and their place in the cosmos
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Ross Taylor, Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This exciting tour of our universe explores what we now know about exoplanets and explains the difficulty of finding another Earth-like planet. Building on the remarkable story of our own solar system from his bestselling book Destiny or Chance, Stuart Ross Taylor now takes the reader further, comparing our solar system with the wider universe. How are planets made, and why are they are different from stars? Why are exoplanets all different from one another and from our familiar eight planets? What can Earth's nearest neighbours tell us about planetary processes in the whole universe? Why does Earth harbour life? Beginning with the basic concepts of planet formation and the composition of the universe, the book then summarizses our knowledge of exoplanets, how they compare with our planets, and why some stars have better habitable zones. Further sections provide a detailed study of our solar system, as a basis for understanding exoplanetary systems, and a detailed study of the Earth as our only current example of a habitable planet. The book concludes with a philosophical and historical discussion of topics surrounding planets and the development of life, including why our chances of finding aliens on exoplanets is very low. This is an engaging and informative read for anyone interested in planetary formation and the exploration of our universe"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Stuart Ross
Dewey number
523.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB501
LC item number
.T2485 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Solar system
  • Extrasolar planets
Label
Destiny or chance revisited : planets and their place in the cosmos, Stuart Ross Taylor, Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Link
http://assets.cambridge.org/97811070/16750/cover/9781107016750.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-285) 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
1. Prologue -- 2. The Universe -- 3. Forming planets -- 4. The exoplanets -- 5. Our Solar System -- 6. Earth and Moon -- 7. Perspectives -- Appendicies: Sources; The geological time scale on the Earth; The geological time scale on Mars; The geological time scale on the Moon
Control code
ocn788262000
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 291 pages
Isbn
9781107016750
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012020244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781107016750
  • (OCoLC)788262000
Label
Destiny or chance revisited : planets and their place in the cosmos, Stuart Ross Taylor, Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Link
http://assets.cambridge.org/97811070/16750/cover/9781107016750.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-285) 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
1. Prologue -- 2. The Universe -- 3. Forming planets -- 4. The exoplanets -- 5. Our Solar System -- 6. Earth and Moon -- 7. Perspectives -- Appendicies: Sources; The geological time scale on the Earth; The geological time scale on Mars; The geological time scale on the Moon
Control code
ocn788262000
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 291 pages
Isbn
9781107016750
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012020244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781107016750
  • (OCoLC)788262000

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