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: Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar CommunicationArchaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication
by - NASA
Addressing a field that has been dominated by astronomers, physicists, and computer scientists, the contributors to this collection raise questions about the ease of establishing meaningful communication with an extraterrestrial intelligence.
(4310 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.
(7524 views)
Book cover: Are We Alone?Are We Alone?
by - The Atlantic Monthly
Scanning the universe to see if we have company has fallen out of favor among many scientists, but the true believers who continue to search raise diverting questions -- why planets form where they do, and how life began, and where we might end up.
(8243 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.
(6966 views)