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Planets for Man

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Planets for Man was written at the height of the space race, a few years before man first landed on the moon, when it was assumed that in the not-too-distant future human beings would 3be able to travel the vast distances to other stars.2 The authors propose to determine on the basis of then-current biological and cosmological knowledge
Published 1964 by Random House
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Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Questo libro è stato scritto nel 1964. Cinque anni prima di andare sulla Luna, già si facevano pensieri sulle stelle. Di fatto, il testo è una disamina accurata dell'equazione di Drake, anche se questa non viene mai nominata. L'analisi è accurata non tanto per le scarse conoscenze dell'epoca, specie se paragonate ai limiti a cui ci ha portato negli ultimi due anni la missione Kepler, ma per il fatto che traccia un solco, una via. Molti dei ragionamenti sono ancora validi, altri non lo sono più, ...more
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Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
A bit dated. It looks at the various requirements for planets to be habitable by us and makes guesses about how many are near to us.
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