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A history of the solar system

Author: Claudio Vita-Finzi
Publisher: Switzerland : Springer, [2016] ©2016
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"This well illustrated book presents a compact history of the Solar System from its dusty origins 4,600,000 years ago to the present day. Its primary aim is to show how the planets and their satellites, comets, meteors, interplanetary dust, solar radiation and cosmic rays continually interact, sometimes violently, and it reflects humanity's progress in exploring and interpreting this history. The book is intended  Read more...
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Vita-Finzi, Claudio.
History of the solar system.
Switzerland : Springer, [2016]
(DLC) 2016941089
(OCoLC)945949428
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Claudio Vita-Finzi
ISBN: 9783319338507 3319338501
OCLC Number: 953695013
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 100 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Raw materials --
3. Assembly --
4. The solar nucleus --
5. Differentiation --
6. Operation --
7. Life --
8. The evolving solar system.
Responsibility: Claudio Vita-Finzi.

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This well illustrated book presents a compact history of the Solar System from its dusty origins 4,600,000 years ago to the present day.  Read more...

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"This slim volume is not just a history of the Solar System but also a history of ideas about the Solar System's origin and evolution. ... There are ten short, helpfully-titled, chapters so it is an Read more...

 
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