Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth

Author: Adam Frank
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by jkmcf   2019-08-07
I really enjoyed The Light of the Stars by Adam Frank, a professor in the University of Rochester’s Physics and Astronomy department.

Most of the book is a summary of life beginning on Earth, followed by a re-thinking of the Fermi Paradox taking into account our own anthropocene, and finishing with some numerical experimentation.

https://www.amazon.com/Light-Stars-Alien-Worlds-Earth/dp/039...

by cpeterso   2018-07-23
If you are interested in exoplanets, I recommend Adam Frank's book "Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth". He discusses the history of the Fermi Paradox, the Drake Equation, and how what we know about exoplanets can inform us about Earth's history and future.

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0393609014