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A A History of Modern Planetary Physics 3 Volume Hardback set A History of Modern Planetary Physics: The Age of the Earth and the Evolution of the Elements from Lyell to Patterson Volume 2 (Hardback)
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A A History of Modern Planetary Physics 3 Volume Hardback set A History of Modern Planetary Physics: The Age of the Earth and the Evolution of the Elements from Lyell to Patterson Volume 2 (Hardback)

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Hardback 146 Pages / Published: 23/02/1996
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Where did we come from? Before there was life there had to be something to live on - a planet, a solar system. During the past 200 years, astronomers and geologists have developed and tested several different theories about the origin of the solar system and the nature of the Earth. The three volumes that together make up A History of Modern Planetary Physics present a survey of these theories. The age of the Earth has been one of the most disputed numbers in science since the seventeenth century. Transmuted Past follows the development of theories of stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis in the twentieth century and describes radiometric methods for estimating the age of the Earth. Professor Brush also offers perspectives on the changing reputation of planetary science relative to the 'pure' sciences, such as physics, and a comparison of history and geology as ways of studying the past.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521552134
Number of pages: 146
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 234 x 10 x 156 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Review of the hardback: '... can be highly recommended as a reference on the history of plantogonies.' Dr K. Regenauer-Lieb, Meteorite
Review of the hardback: 'These three volumes give a very interesting overview of the historic development of theories beginning with the 17th century and ending in the 1980s, which have led to our present day understanding of the possible processes that have been involved in the formation of our solar system including Earth.' Open University Geological Society Journal
Review of the hardback: '... a well-written and illustrated product ... ' David Oldroyd, Metascience
"An excellent work that covers a limited topic thoroughly." Science Books & Films
"...a major work, large in scope and splendid in execution....This will be a standard work for a long time to come." Curtis Wilson, Physics Today
"The three-volume A History of Modern Planetary Physics by Stephen G. Brush is a amjor work, large in scope and splendidin execution....Brush's account of many of the episodes is enhanced by his personal correspondence with the scientists involved....Brush's text...is workmanlike and probingly thoughtful. This will be a standard work for a long time to come." Physics Today

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