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The Age of Everything: How Science Explores the Past (Paperback)
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The Age of Everything: How Science Explores the Past (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 19/09/2008
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Taking advantage of recent advances throughout the sciences, Matthew Hedman brings the distant past closer to us than it has ever been. Here, he shows how scientists have determined the age of everything from the colonization of the New World over 13,000 years ago to the origin of the universe nearly fourteen billion years ago.Hedman details, for example, how interdisciplinary studies of the Great Pyramids of Egypt can determine exactly when and how these incredible structures were built. He shows how the remains of humble trees can illuminate how the surface of the Sun has changed over the past ten millennia. And he also explores how the origins of the Earth, solar system, and universe are being discerned with help from rocks that fall from the sky, the light from distant stars, and even the static seen on television sets.Covering a wide range of time scales, from the Big Bang to human history, "The Age of Everything" is a provocative and far-ranging look at how science has determined the age of everything from modern mammals to the oldest stars, and will be indispensable for all armchair time travelers.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226322933
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 404 g
Dimensions: 230 x 165 x 19 mm

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