A History of Modern Planetary Physics: Transmuted Past

A History of Modern Planetary Physics: Transmuted Past

by Stephen G. Brush
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521552133

ISBN-13: 9780521552134

Pub. Date: 07/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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…  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521552134
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2010
Series:
History of Modern Planetary Physics, #2
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Earth/History: 1. Introduction; 2. History and geology as ways of studying the past; 3. Kelvin and geological time; 4. Planetary science: from underground to underdog; Part II. Time and the Elements: 5. Cosmic evolution of matter; 6. Geochronology in the 20th century; 7. Stellar evolution and the origin of the elements.

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