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Planet Quest The Epic Discovery of Alien Solar Systems

Popular Science Out of Print
By: Ken Croswell(Author)
336 pages, 8pp b/w plates, line illus, tabs
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  • Planet Quest ISBN: 9780192880833 Paperback Mar 1999 Out of Print #86376
  • Planet Quest ISBN: 9780198501985 Hardback Nov 1997 Out of Print #83720
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About this book

Is the universe winding down into lifeless disorder, or are complex structures spontaneously creating themselves? In raising this fundamental question, Ken Croswell weaves an inspiring and truly epic story of profound adventure.


1. A good planet is hard to find; 2. A living solar system; 3. The Sun's distant outpost; 4. Planet X; 5. A shaky start; 6. Vega: Reflections of starlight; 7. Brown dwarfs; 8. Impossible planets; 9. Thanks, Jupiter; 10. 51 Pegasi; 11. New worlds, new searches; 12. Into the Cosmos

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Popular Science Out of Print
By: Ken Croswell(Author)
336 pages, 8pp b/w plates, line illus, tabs
Media reviews

"Excellent – I find it hard to see how anyone could have done a better job in bringing this exciting field to the general reader"
New Scientist

"A thrilling account – stands out for its human interest and its accuracy [...] The book is riveting."

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