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The search for life in the Universe, 16 April 2009
This is a book that in almost diary form tells the story over the last decades of development and research in the field of exoplanets. Exoplanets are planets found orbiting other stars than our Sun, and a prerequisite for finding life outside the solar system. The author has participated in this search and gives a detailed account of the important events presentations meetings successes and frustrations during this period. It is a very interesting story into how modern research is carried out in Astronomy and it tells about new disciplines like astrobiology. The book can be recommended to people who are interested in modern astronomy and want to see how this fascinating new filed came to be.