Exoplanets And Alien Solar Systems

Exoplanets And Alien Solar Systems

by Tahir Yaqoob


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ISBN-13: 9780974168920
Publisher: New Earth Labs (Education and Outreach)
Publication date: 11/16/2011
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 1,115,148
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Dr. Tahir Yaqoob is an astrophysicist and educator with over 25 years of experience. He obtained a B.A. and an M.A. in physics from the University of Oxford, England, and a Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Leicester, England. He has tutored and mentored students across the entire academic range, from students at elementary school to those in Ph.D. programs. He has also trained postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers to become established scientists and professors in physics and astrophysics. Dr. Yaqoob has published over 120 research papers in peer-reviewed international journals and is the author of the book "What Can I Do to Help My Child with Math When I Don't Know Any Myself?" He works on NASA funded astrophysics research projects and he is also a member of the editorial board of the international peer-reviewed journal "ISRN Astronomy and Astrophysics."

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Exoplanets and Alien Solar Systems 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
snowy1234 More than 1 year ago
I first came across the work of Dr Yaqoob when I bought his book on helping my son with math (see review). It was with some surprise that I came across this book when I searched his name to show a friend where they could buy a copy of the math tuition book for themselves. I decided to give this book a go as he has a very easy writing style and this helped massively with the maths comprehension so I figured - what the hell maybe he can help me understand what happening 'out there' too. Well I was not disappointed. Dr Yaqoob really knows how to talk to us 'not so clever' in a way that gets an understanding of the science across without the extremely intimidating use of countless Greek symbols and high level algebra that other science writers seem to wallow in. I could have asked for a few more pictures but, given the subject material, these would have to be 'artists impressions' so their omission is understandable. I particularly like the way that he will stop and develop ideas and concepts, which really gave it the impression of being a true 'guidebook' (I suppose this makes it one of the first true Hitch-hikers Guides to the Galaxay available). In reflection that is what makes it so good 'DON'T PANIC' could be written on the back cover as you are in safe hands.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it!!!!!!