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Author Chambers, John (John E.), author.

Title From dust to life : the origin and evolution of our solar system / John Chambers and Jacqueline Mitton.

Publication Info. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2014]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  523.2 CHA    AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 299 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note Available in 2013.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-292) and index.
Contents Cosmic archaeology -- Discovering the solar system -- An evolving solar system -- The question of timing -- Meteorites -- Cosmic chemistry -- A star is born -- Nursery for planets -- Worlds of rock and metal -- The making of the moon -- Earth, cradle of life -- Worlds of gas and ice -- What happened to the asteroid belt? -- The outermost solar system -- Paradigms, problems, and predictions.
Summary Tells the story of how the celestial objects that make up the solar system arose from common beginnings billions of years ago, and how scientists and philosophers have sought to unravel this mystery down through the centuries, piecing together the clues that enabled them to deduce the solar system's layout, its age, and the likely way it formed.
Subject Interplanetary dust.
Life -- Origin.
Solar system -- Origin.
Added Author Mitton, Jacqueline.
ISBN 9780691145228 hardback $29.95
0691145229 hardback

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