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Boss, Alan 1951-

Overview
Works: 16 works in 41 publications in 4 languages and 2,693 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Observations  Periodicals 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: QB820, 523.24
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Most widely held works by Alan Boss
The crowded universe : the search for living planets by Alan Boss ( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Astronomer Alan Boss argues that based on what we already know about planetary systems, in the coming years we will find abundant Earths, including many that are indisputably alive. Life is not only possible elsewhere in the universe, Boss argues-it is common. Boss describes how our ideas about planetary formation have changed radically in the past decade and brings readers up to date on discoveries of bizarre inhabitants of various solar systems, including our own. America must stay in this new space race, Boss contends, or risk being left out of one of the most profoundly important discoveries of all time: the first confirmed finding of extraterrestrial life. --from publisher description
Looking for earths : the race to find new solar systems by Alan Boss ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Fifty years of intensive searching for other solar systems produced no credible claim for an extrasolar planet. Then, in the last two exciting years, several teams of astronomers around the globe caught the first glimpses of a rich crop of giant, Jupiter-sized gas planets - the first compelling evidence that not only are there others Earth-like planets, but that they may well be more plentiful than ever imagined." "With an insider's perspective, prominent planetary scientist Alan Boss takes you to the front lines of this ongoing race for discovery, revealing the behind-the-scenes story of scientific determination, frustration, and triumph." "Along the way we meet all the major players, from astronomer Peter van de Kamp, whose dreams of discovery lived on undeterred even after years of painstaking observations proved futile, to maverick NASA administrator Daniel Goldin, who dared to suggest in 1992 that "perhaps, just perhaps, the next generation's legacy will be an image of a planet 30 light years from Earth." We watch as the brilliant innovators Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz invent a new method for detection and, defying all odds, make the first major discovery by looking in territory where seasoned astronomers said no planets could ever be found."--BOOK JACKET
Protostars and planets IV ( Book )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The astrophysics of planetary systems : formation, structure, and dynamical evolution : proceedings of the 276th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Torino, Italy, October 10-15, 2010 by International Astronomical Union ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume provides a detailed snapshot of the state-of-the-art of the field fifteen years after the first extrasolar planet discovery announcement. The major review articles and contributed papers allow for vibrant discussions and confrontations between theory and observations. Datasets of the highest quality, innovative numerical tools and increasingly sophisticated theoretical models show the impressive progress being made in our understanding of planet formation and evolution, heralding the era of 'comparative planetology' as a new, expanding interdisciplinary research field. IAU S276 also examines the strategic planning exercises of both the science community and space agencies and ongoing preparations and developments of future ground-based and space-borne observatories devoted to the detection and characterization of extrasolar planets. This stimulating volume constitutes an important reference for both young scientists and seasoned researchers, who will contribute to the frontier of research in the field during the next decade. -- Back cover
Vie et mort des étoiles ( Book )
3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in French and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les 17 articles rassemblés ici "couvrent les différents chapitres de la vie des étoiles": naissance, activité, mort, intégration dans la galaxie
The crowded universe : the race to find life beyond earth by Alan Boss ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Astronomer Alan Boss argues that based on what we already know about planetary systems, in the coming years we will find abundant Earths, including many that are indisputably alive. Life is not only possible elsewhere in the universe, Boss argues-it is common. Boss describes how our ideas about planetary formation have changed radically in the past decade and brings readers up to date on discoveries of bizarre inhabitants of various solar systems, including our own. America must stay in this new space race, Boss contends, or risk being left out of one of the most profoundly important discoveries of all time: the first confirmed finding of extraterrestrial life. --from publisher description
Uchū wa seimei de ippai : wakusei tansa ga akiraka ni suru atarashii uchū by Alan Boss ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theoretical models of stellar formation by Alan Boss ( Book )
2 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chess: Auction. Thursday. 2PM. 29 April 1993 ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Gas giant planet formation core accretion or disk instability? by Alan Boss ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Lecture on suspected gas giant planets, which have been detected in orbit around nearly two dozen nearby stars, their formation either by core accretion or disk instability. Core accretion required several million years or more to form a giant planet in a protoplanetary disk, however, disk instability can form a gas giant protoplanet in a few thousand years
The Origins billions star survey : galactic explorer by K. J Johnston ( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
L'universo affollato : alla ricerca di pianeti abitati by Alan Boss ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Etymology by Alan S. C Ross ( Book )
1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Protostars and planets IV ( )
in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Created by the University of Arizona, this Web site is an online version of a book published in 2000 about protostars and planets. There are eight chapters to the book which can be accessed in any order. Concepts covered include: the origins of life, brown dwarfs, comets, and planet formation
 
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Alternative Names
Boss, A. P. (Alan Paul), 1951-
ボス, アラン
Languages
English (36)
French (3)
Italian (1)
Japanese (1)
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