Exoplanets : Detection, Formation, Properties, Habitability

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This is the first collection of review articles in one volume covering the very latest developments in exoplanet research. This edited, multi-author volume will be an invaluable introduction and reference to all key aspects in the field this field. The reviews cover topics such as the properties of known exoplanets and searching for exoplanets in the stellar graveyard. The book provides an easily accessible point of reference in a fast moving and exciting field.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 314 pages
  • 170 x 244 x 22.86mm | 815g
  • Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Berlin, Germany
  • English
  • 2008 ed.
  • XX, 314 p.
  • 3540740074
  • 9783540740070

Table of contents

Detection Methods and Properties of Known Exoplanets.- Doppler Exoplanet Surveys: From Single Object to Multiple Objects.- Detection of Extrasolar Planets by Gravitational Microlensing.- Formation and Evolution of Terrestrial Planets in Protoplanetary and Debris Disks.- The Brown Dwarf - Exoplanet Connection.- Close-Orbiting Exoplanets: Formation, Migration Mechanisms and Properties.- Dynamics of Multiple Planet Systems.- Searching for Exoplanets in the Stellar Graveyard.- Formation, Dynamical Evolution, and Habitability of Planets in Binary Star Systems.- Planetary Environmental Signatures for Habitability and Life.- Moons of Exoplanets: Habitats for Life?.
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"Editor Mason has done a superb job in organizing the 11 sections of this multi authored work to give a cohesive overview of a cutting-edge field that shows the interconnectiveness of star, planets, and life. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above." (T. Barker, Choice, Vol. 46 (3), November, 2008)
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