Looking for reading material on extrasolar planet detection

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Hey guys I'm looking for some good reading material on the following extrasolar planet detection techniques (not sure if there are any other...)

Radial velocty
Transit monitoring
Microlensing
Detection of IR thermal emission
Direct Imaging.

Basically I'd like to read about what these techniques can do as far as what they can detect (eccentricity, mass, etc...) and their advantages/disadvantages. Ideally I'd like to be able to print this info so I could read it on my daily commute but I can always sort that out... (i.e. like if it was in pdf form that would be great)

Thanks.
 
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I'm not sure about PDFs, but there's an excellent book called Exoplanets, edited by Sara Seager (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0816529450/?tag=pfamazon01-20) that essentially covers everything about exoplanets. There is a chapter on each of the topics you listed in the beginning of the book, as well as a bunch of more theoretical (dynamics and formation) stuff later on. Each section includes a thorough list of references if you want to look into more depth.

You might be able to find a PDF of it online.
 
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I recommend this one, it's free and just a click away. I haven't read everything in it yet but some.

http://brucegary.net/book_EOA/EOA.pdf

Enjoy!

Regards, Robin Andersson.
 

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Another exoplanet detection method is pulsar timing. That was actually the first method ever used.
 

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