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HAVE ALIENS SUFFERED THEIR OWN ENVIRONMENTAL CRISES? AN ASTROPHYSICIST LOOKS TO THE COSMOS FOR ANSWERS TO GLOBAL WARMING.

“Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth”

By Adam Frank

262 pages. W.W. Norton & Company. $26.95.

Near the beginning of his engaging and accessible book “Light of the Stars,” Adam Frank strikes a familiar environmental alarm bell: “It’s like we’ve been

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