470 pages, Figs
This book offers an advanced introduction to the fields of extrasolar planets and astrobiology. The book contains over 150 images and illustrations; extensive bibliographies for each chapters; and, exercises for each chapter, ranging from straightforward calculation problems to more far-ranging research-oriented exercises. This book offers an advanced introduction to the increasingly robust fields of extrasolar planets and astrobiology. No other text currently available applies this level of mathematics and physics, while also providing an extensive grounding in key issues of chemistry, biology, and geophysics.
Scharf's coverage of exoplanets is quite wonderful and will be very valuable for classes. I enjoyed reading this presentation. - Geoff Marcy, University of California, Berkeley.
"I like this book very much. The writing style is clear and engaging and it provides more physics than most texts on astrobiology." - Debra Fischer, San Francisco State University
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