"In Mirror Earth, Michael Lemonick describes what may be the single most important quest in science, the search for Earthlike planets around other stars—and thus for alien life itself. He’s immersed himself in the science and in the personalities, the rivalries and dreams of the players, and accomplished a great piece of nonfiction writing. I love this book and love the quest."—Richard Preston
"As a science writer, I was thrilled by Mirror Earth's account of cutting edge astronomical research and discovery. As a twin, I was moved by this touching and poignant tale of humanity's yearning for cosmic companionship."—Margaret Wertheim, author of Pythagoras' Trousers and Physics on the Fringe
"Leave it to veteran science journalist Michael Lemonick to not only capture the science behind the search for exoplanets, but to eavesdrop on the occasionally quirky lives of the planet hunters themselves."—Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History
The book is put together really well and flows from cover to cover.
I would recommend this book to anyone who's interested in exoplanets, or to anyone who is interested in books that trace the history of science.
The exoplaneteers are the scientists who have made the search for these planets their life work.
Very boring, was disappointed. A lot of stuff I've read before rehashed as if it was new.Published 1 month ago by R. Martin
I checked this book out from the library because I have an interest in exoplanets, and this book delivers! In this book, Michael D. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Derek
The way the author explains the search for exoplanets is excellent: the main issues, the methodologies to find them, etc. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Mr. Pablo Rodas
Who hasn't pondered the big question, are we alone? Perhaps the next big step towards an answer lies in the search for exoplanets, or extrasolar planets, planets that reside... Read morePublished 16 months ago by jtk
I am what you would call a "casual science fan"; not a scientist but one who loves science and gets excited over new discoveries. Read morePublished 18 months ago by James Alexander