Habitable Planets for Man
Habitable Planets For Man is a work by Stephen Dole, first edition published by Blaisdell Publishing Company, A division of Ginn and Company, copyright 1964 by The RAND Corporation. Originally 158 pages, it was republished in a posthumous second edition in 2007, as Planets for Man. The revised edition, 174-page book, contains a detailed scientific study on the nature of worlds that may support life in the universe, the probability of their existence, and ways of finding them, including assessments of 14 stars within 22 light years with a relatively high probability of having habitable planets (a collective probability of 43%). Writing in a Scientific American blog in 2011, Caleb Scharf called it "extraordinarily detailed and prescient".
Planets in the Dole List, include.
- Stephen H. Dole (1970). Habitable Planets for Man (2nd ed.). New York: American Elsevier.
- Caleb A. Scharf (September 13, 2011). "The Habitable Planets". Life Unbounded, Scientific American.
- "Planet Life". Science Notes, The New York Times. July 12, 1964.
- William C. Saslaw (December 1964). "Review: Habitable Planets for Man by Stephen H. Dole". American Scientist. 52 (4): 466A–477A. JSTOR 27839216.
- Joe W. Tyson (June 1965). "Review: Habitable Planets for Man by Stephen H. Dole". The Quarterly Review of Biology. 40 (2): 229. doi:10.1086/404644. JSTOR 2819795.
- Stephen Dole, Habitable Planets for Man (Blaisedell Publishing New York 1964) page 110.