A History of Modern Planetary Physics: Transmuted Past

A History of Modern Planetary Physics: Transmuted Past

by Stephen G. Brush
     
 

Transmuted Past summarizes the attempts to estimate the age of the Earth during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.See more details below

Overview

Transmuted Past summarizes the attempts to estimate the age of the Earth during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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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