Out of Print
"The book does a fine job of bringing the interested
public up-to-date on a scientific revolution in progress."
--Meteoritics & Planetary Science
"This planet book is excellent. The level and style mean
that it is both readable by the interested layman, yet useful to
the professional astronomer. If you want to understand extrasolar
planets, this is the book to buy."
"If you want to learn about the migrational patterns of
giant planets or the interferometric imaging of earth-like
planets, Goldsmith's book will serve for many years as an
--American Journal of Physics
"Goldsmith's book offers all readers a scientifically
compelling panorama of the search for our human origins in the
--Royal Astronomical Society
"...the best of the bunch. An
enjoyable and authoritative account of one of the hottest topics in modern
A popular and readable account of the people, the search and the discovery of extra solar planets. Worlds Unnumbered captures the excitement and explains the significance of these new worlds, with an up-to-the-last-planet account that gives the general reader a vivid picture of the new planets.
About the Author:
Donald Goldsmith was the science editor and co-writer of the PBS television series The Astronomers and the co-writer of NOVA's Is Anybody Out There? with Lily Tomlin. He has written and edited 15 books on astronomy, including The Runaway Universe, Worlds Unnumbered, Supernova!, and The Hunt for Life on Mars. Donald Goldsmith received his Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of California, Berkeley, and has taught astronomy courses there and at other institutions, including Stanford University, Cornell University, and the University of California at Santa Cruz. He has received the lifetime achievement award in popularizing astronomy from the American Astronomical Society, the science writing award from the American Institute of Physics, and the Dorothea Klumpke-Roberts award for increasing public
awareness of astronomy from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.