Chris Impey is a University Distinguished Professor of Astronomy at the University of Arizona. He has won numerous teaching awards and authored textbooks and nine popular science books.
Books by Chris Impey
Interviews with Chris Impey
The Little Book of Exoplanets
by Joshua Winn
Envisioning Exoplanets: Searching for Life in the Galaxy
by Michael Carroll
Imagined Life: A Speculative Scientific Journey among the Exoplanets in Search of Intelligent Aliens, Ice Creatures, and Supergravity Animals
by James Trefil & Michael Summers
The Planet Factory
by Elizabeth Tasker
Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth
by Andrew H Knoll
With 10 billion potentially habitable worlds in our galaxy and 100 billion galaxies in the universe, the probability there is life beyond Earth is high. We’re also likely to find out more in the next five to seven years, says Chris Impey, University Distinguished Professor of Astronomy at the University of Arizona and author of Worlds Without End: Exoplanets, Habitability, and the Future of Humanity. Here, he recommends four brilliant books about exoplanets as well as one about life on Earth, our only example of biology to date.
Interviews where books by Chris Impey were recommended
The ‘subterranaut’ describes how the discovery of ancient bacteria miles beneath the Earth’s surface opens the possibility of finding life on Mars. He picks five books that show how our knowledge of life deep in this planet could lead us to discover it elsewhere.