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) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Michael D. Lemonick has written more than fifty Time magazine cover stories on science, and has been published in Discover, Wired, and Scientific American. He is the author of four books, most recently Echo of the Big Bang and The Georgian Star, and lives in Princeton, New Jersey.
The search for a 2nd Earth is something that is almost a fundamental question that will help we humans answer the question "Are we alone in the universe? Read morePublished 5 months ago by Paul L.
Very boring, was disappointed. A lot of stuff I've read before rehashed as if it was new.Published 13 months ago by R. Martin
Like: Methods described for finding extra-solar planets. Hardware existing and being developed.
Dislike: Too much about who gets credit for what.
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 16 months ago by Derek
Want the inside story on how humans are searching for other Earths? Read this book...it's wonderful! Read morePublished on July 23, 2013 by Jerry T. Searcy
The way the author explains the search for exoplanets is excellent: the main issues, the methodologies to find them, etc. Read morePublished on June 16, 2013 by Mr. Pablo Rodas
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 on February 9, 2013 by Amazon Customer