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Shoemaker by Levy : the man who made an impact

Author: David H Levy
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

Offers an account of Eugene Shoemaker's life and the way it has shaped our thinking about the universe. This book reconstructs the journey that began with a young geologist's desire to go to the moon  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print:
Shoemaker by Levy: The Man Who Made an Impact
Named Person: Eugene Merle Shoemaker
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David H Levy
ISBN: 0691002258 9780691002255 0691113254 9780691113258
OCLC Number: 925020180
Description: xvi, 303 p. : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface ix Acknowledgments xv Chapter 1: Of Bonding and Discovery: 1993 3 Chapter 2: Of Family and Ex: 1925-1948 14 Chapter 3: Over the Sea, Over the Sea: 1948 27 Chapter 4: Springtime, Carolyn, and the Colorado Plateau: 1948-1952 30 Chapter 5: A Revolution in Earth 44 Chapter 6: Impact! 58 Chapter 7: A Shun in the Dark: 1953-1960 69 Chapter 8: A Dream Ends, A Dream Begins: 1960-1963 81 Chapter 9: Just Passing By on My Way to the Moon: 1964-1965 92 Chapter 10: Surveyor's Golden Years: 1966-1968 101 Chapter 11: One Giant Leap: 1968-1969 113 Chapter 12: Sail Along, Silvery Moon: 1969-1970 126 Chapter 13: Chairman Gene: 1969-1972 138 Chapter 14: Shoot-out at the Moenkopi Corral: 1970-1972 151 Chapter 15: The Little Prince Revisited: 1972-1979 160 Chapter 16: A Ship Sails: 1977-1989 175 Chapter 17: Cornets and Carlyn: 1980-1995 184 Chapter 18: A Rock-Knocking Geologist: 1984-1995 197 Chapter 19: Springtime on Jupiter: 1993 213 Chapter 20: Yes, Virginia, Comets Do Hit Planets: 1994 225 Chapter 21: New Challenges: 1995-1997 241 Chapter 22: Dr. Shoemaker, I Presume: 1997 251 Epilogue 262 Notes 269 Selected Bibliography 285 Index 297
Responsibility: David H. Levy.


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"A warm profile of an unpretentious, significant scientist... Levy's account notes the ... comet/asteroid hunting conducted by Shoemaker and his wife, Carolyn, and he accents that with personal Read more...

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