Maunder’s Work on Planetary Habitability in 1913: Early Use of the term “Habitable Zone” and a “Drake Equation” Calculation

@inproceedings{Lorenz2020MaundersWO,
  title={Maunder’s Work on Planetary Habitability in 1913: Early Use of the term “Habitable Zone” and a “Drake Equation” Calculation},
  author={Ralph D. Lorenz},
  year={2020}
}
  • R. Lorenz
  • Published 2 June 2020
  • Physics, Geology
E. W. Maunder's popular book "Are the Planets Inhabited?" has a strikingly modern perspective on the question, and may be the first use in this context of the phrase "habitable zone." 
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Are the Planets Inhabited?
THE question discussed in this little book used formerly to be considered in every popular book on astronomy, and it was generally supposed that all the planets were very probably inhabited by some