The Dating Game (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
268
Utgivningsdatum
2012-03-29
Förlag
Cambridge University Press
Illustratör/Fotograf
25 b, w illus 4 tables
Illustrationer
25 b/w illus. 4 tables
Volymtitel
The Dating Game: One Man's Search for the Age of the Earth
Dimensioner
221 x 137 x 15 mm
Vikt
386 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
22:B&W 5.5 x 8.5 in or 216 x 140 mm (Demy 8vo) Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam
ISBN
9781107659599
The Dating Game (häftad)

The Dating Game

One Man's Search for the Age of the Earth

Häftad Engelska, 2012-03-29
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In this book, Cherry Lewis skilfully blends the history of gauging the age of the Earth with a biography of Arthur Holmes, a British geologist who was a pioneer of geochronology. When it was deeply unfashionable to do so in the early twentieth century, he spent many years trying to prove the great antiquity of the Earth, stating that it was 'perhaps a little indelicate to ask of our Mother Earth her age, but science acknowledges no shame'. Both fascinating and touching, this book appeals to a broad readership of both geologists and science enthusiasts.
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'... a gripping tale to tell ... I would recommend it ... to anyone who has the slightest interest in how our planet came to be the way it is.' John Gribbin, The Sunday Times

Innehållsförteckning

1. Prelude to the game; 2. A brief history of time; 3. Darwin's sorest trouble; 4. Mysterious rays; 5. Doomsday postponed; 6. Holidays in Mozambique; 7. This vegetable prison; 8. A brimful of promise; 9. Liquid gold in Yenangyaung; 10. Durham days; 11. The Ardnamurchan affair; 12. Rewards and retributions; 13. Why does the sun shine?; 14. The age of uranium; 15. The age of the Earth; 16. Loose ends; Thanks and acknowledgements; Selected bibliography.