Logo

Habitable Planets for Man by Stephen H. Dole

Small book cover: Habitable Planets for Man

Habitable Planets for Man
by

Publisher: RAND Corporation
ISBN/ASIN: 0833042270
Number of pages: 176

Description:
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.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(6.4MB, PDF)

Similar books

Book cover: The Galactic Habitable Zone I. Galactic Chemical EvolutionThe Galactic Habitable Zone I. Galactic Chemical Evolution
by - arXiv
The GHZ is that region in the Milky Way where an Earth-like planet can retain liquid water on its surface and provide a long-term habitat for animal-like aerobic life. In this paper we examine the dependence of the GHZ on Galactic chemical evolution.
(10011 views)
Book cover: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, SETIThe Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, SETI
by - NASA
In the late twentieth century, scientists converged upon the basic idea of scanning the sky and 'listening' for non-random patterns of electromagnetic emissions in order to detect another possible civilization somewhere else in the universe.
(3301 views)
Book cover: When Biospheres Collide: A History of NASA's Planetary Protection ProgramsWhen Biospheres Collide: A History of NASA's Planetary Protection Programs
by - NASA
This book presents the history of planetary protection by tracing the responses to the microbiological contamination concerns on NASA's missions to the Moon, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and many smaller bodies of our solar system.
(8959 views)
Book cover: The Beginning and the End: The Meaning of Life in a Cosmological PerspectiveThe Beginning and the End: The Meaning of Life in a Cosmological Perspective
by - arXiv
Where does it all come from? Where are we going? Are we alone in the universe? What is good and what is evil? The scientific narrative of cosmic evolution demands that we tackle such big questions with a cosmological perspective.
(8512 views)