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Habitable Planets for Man by Stephen H. Dole

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Habitable Planets for Man
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Publisher: RAND Corporation
ISBN/ASIN: 0833042270
Number of pages: 176

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Habitable Planets for Man examines and estimates the probabilities of finding planets habitable to man, where they might be found, and the number there may be in our own galaxy. The author presents in detail the characteristics of a planet that can provide an acceptable environment for humankind, itemizes the stars nearest the earth most likely to possess habitable planets, and discusses how to search for habitable planets. The book was originally published in 1964.

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