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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
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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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