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Gerard P. Kuiper and the Rise of Modern Planetary Science

Author: Derek W G Sears
Publisher: Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A balanced biography of Gerard P. Kuiper and his critical role in the emergence of modern planetary science"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sears, Derek W. G., 1948-
Gerard P. Kuiper and the Rise of Modern Planetary Science.
Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018038445
Named Person: Gerard P Kuiper; Gerard P Kuiper
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Derek W G Sears
ISBN: 9780816539734 0816539731
OCLC Number: 1088354155
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents: Cover; Gerard P. Kuiper (December 7, 1905, to December 23, 1973); Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Haringscarspel to California; 2. Double Stars, White Dwarfs, a Nova, and Controversy; 3. Aging Stars, a Young Wife, and Another Move; 4. Two Observatories, a Child, and War on the Horizon; 5. War in Europe and a Moon with an Atmosphere; 6. New Eyes on the Solar System: Infrared Astronomy and Planetary Atmospheres; 7. Life in Texas, Life on Mars, and New Moons; 8. Origin of the Solar System; 9. The Urey Affair; 10. Asteroids and Life and Death on Earth 11. Mountain Man: Observing the Heavens12. Eyes on the Moon; 13. Momentous Changes; 14. The Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona; 15. Telescopes and the Editorial Projects; 16. A Man on the Moon; 17. Legacy; Abbreviations; Notes; Index; About the Author
Responsibility: Derek W.G. Sears.

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"A balanced biography of Gerard P. Kuiper and his critical role in the emergence of modern planetary science"--Provided by publisher.

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