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The age of the earth

Author: G Brent Dalrymple
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Studies the evidence that scientists believe proves that the earth is more than four billion years old.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G Brent Dalrymple
ISBN: 0804715696 9780804715690 0804723311 9780804723312
OCLC Number: 22347190
Description: xvi, 474 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Early attempts : a variety of approaches --
Modern radiometric methods : how they work --
Earth's oldest rocks : the direct evidence --
Moon rocks : samples from a sister planet --
Meteorites : visitors from space --
Isotopes of lead : the hourglass of the solar system --
The universe and the elements : indirect evidence --
What we know and do not know.
Responsibility: G. Brent Dalrymple.
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Accessible to scientist and general reader alike, this definitive history and synthesis serves as a complete source of information for all of the methods, ancient and modern, used to derive the age  Read more...

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"...Dalrymple authoritatively unfolds the evidence for an Earth that is billions of years old." -- <I>Science & Theology News</I>

 
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