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The Resource From dust to life : the origin and evolution of our solar system, John Chambers and Jacqueline Mitton

From dust to life : the origin and evolution of our solar system, John Chambers and Jacqueline Mitton

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From dust to life : the origin and evolution of our solar system
Title
From dust to life
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the origin and evolution of our solar system
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John Chambers and Jacqueline Mitton
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Tells the story of how the celestial objects that make up the solar system arose from common beginnings billions of years ago, and how scientists and philosophers have sought to unravel this mystery down through the centuries, piecing together the clues that enabled them to deduce the solar system's layout, its age, and the likely way it formed
  • The birth and evolution of our solar system is a tantalizing mystery that may one day provide answers to the question of human origins. This book tells the remarkable story of how the celestial objects that make up the solar system arose from common beginnings billions of years ago, and how scientists and philosophers have sought to unravel this mystery down through the centuries, piecing together the clues that enabled them to deduce the solar systems layout, its age, and the most likely way it was formed. Drawing on the history of astronomy and the latest findings in astrophysics and the planetary sciences, John Chambers and Jaqueline Mitton offer the most up-to-date and authoritative treatment of the subject available. They examine how the evolving universe set the stage for the appearance of our Sun, and how the nebulous cloud of gas and dust that accompanied the young Sun eventually became the planets, comets, moons, and asteroids that exist today. They explore how each of the planets acquired its unique characteristics, why some are rocky and others are gaseous, and why one planet in particular, our Earth, provided an almost perfect haven for the emergence of life. From Dust to Life is a must-read for anyone who desires to know more about how the solar system came to be. This enticing book takes readers to the very frontiers of modern research, engaging with the latest controversies and debates. It reveals how ongoing discoveries of far-distant extrasolar planets and planetary systems are transforming our understanding of our own solar systems astonishing history and its possible fate
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UKMGB
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Chambers, John
Dewey number
523.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB791
LC item number
.C43 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Mitton, Jacqueline
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  • Interplanetary dust
  • Life
  • Interplanetary dust
  • Life
  • Solar system
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From dust to life : the origin and evolution of our solar system, John Chambers and Jacqueline Mitton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [291]-292) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
  • Worlds of rock and metal
  • The making of the moon
  • Earth, cradle of life
  • Worlds of gas and ice
  • What happened to the asteroid belt?
  • The outermost solar system
  • Paradigms, problems, and predictions
  • Cosmic archaeology
  • Discovering the solar system
  • An evolving solar system
  • The question of timing
  • Meteorites
  • Cosmic chemistry
  • A star is born
  • Nursery for planets
Control code
859181634
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 299 pages
Isbn
9780691145228
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
From dust to life : the origin and evolution of our solar system, John Chambers and Jacqueline Mitton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [291]-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
  • Worlds of rock and metal
  • The making of the moon
  • Earth, cradle of life
  • Worlds of gas and ice
  • What happened to the asteroid belt?
  • The outermost solar system
  • Paradigms, problems, and predictions
  • Cosmic archaeology
  • Discovering the solar system
  • An evolving solar system
  • The question of timing
  • Meteorites
  • Cosmic chemistry
  • A star is born
  • Nursery for planets
Control code
859181634
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 299 pages
Isbn
9780691145228
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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