A History of Modern Planetary Physics
Fruitful Encounters Fruitful Encounters - The Origin of the Solar System and of the Moon from Chamberlain to Apollo v.3
By (author) Stephen G. Brush
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History of Modern Planetary Physics by Stephen G. Brush
Book DescriptionWhere 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. Together, the three volumes that make up A History of Modern Planetary Physics present a survey of these theories. The early twentieth century saw the replacement of the Nebular Hypothesis with the Chamberlain-Moulton theory that the solar system resulted from the encounter of the Sun with a passing star. Fruitful Encounters follows the eventual refutation of the encounter theory and the subsequent revival of a modernised Nebular Hypothesis. Professor Brush also discusses the role of findings from the Apollo space programme, especially the analysis of lunar samples, culminating in the establishment, in the 1980s, of the 'giant impact' theory of the Moon's origin.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521552141
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Apr-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephen G. Brush
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History of Modern Planetary Physics: Volume 1, The Origin of the Solar System and the Core of the Earth from LaPlace to Jeffreys, Paperback (January 2009)
Nebulous Earth follows the development of the nineteenth-century's most popular explanation for the origin of the solar system, Laplace's Nebular Hypothesis.
History of Modern Planetary Physics: Volume 2, The Age of the Earth and the Evolution of the Elements from Lyell to Patterson, Paperback (December 2008)
Transmuted Past summarizes the attempts to estimate the age of the Earth during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
History of Modern Planetary Physics: Volume 3, The Origin of the Solar System and of the Moon from Chamberlain to Apollo, Paperback (December 2008)» View all books by Stephen G. Brush
Fruitful Encounters surveys the development of theories of the origin of the solar system in the twentieth century.
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