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Author Hedman, Matthew, 1974-

Title The age of everything : how science explores the past / Matthew Hedman.

Imprint Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2007.

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  930.1 HED    AVAILABLE
Description 249 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The calendars of the classic Maya -- Precession, polaris, and the age of the pyramids -- The physics of carbon-14 -- Calibrating carbon-14 dates and the history of the air -- Carbon-14 and the peopling of the new world -- Potassium, argon, DNA, and walking upright -- Molecular dating and the many different types of mammals -- Meteorites and the age of the solar system -- Colors, brightness, and the age of stars -- Distances, redshifts, and the age of the universe -- Parameterizing the age of the universe.
Subject Archaeological dating.
Archaeology -- Technological innovations.
Radiocarbon dating.
Science -- History.
Geochronometry.
Earth (Planet) -- Age.
Solar system -- Age.
ISBN 9780226322926 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226322920 (cloth : alk. paper)

 
    
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