A History of Modern Planetary Physics Pdf Download

A History of Modern Planetary Physics Pdf Download

A History of Modern Planetary Physics

A History of Modern Planetary Physics

   About the book:

A History of Modern Planetary Physics

Author:                        Stephen G Brush

Publish Date:               April 26, 1996

Publisher:                    Cambridge University Press

ISBN-10:                      0521552133

ISBN-13:                      9780521552134

  


Review:

Over the past hundreds of years we have developed so many theories about the earth and our solar system, mainly relating to how did it originate and how it works and how long it’s been working. This book examines all these theories and also about interior of earth, Laplace’s Nebular Hypothesis, how it is related to the establishment of the “evolutionary” perception that ruled science in the 19th century. Brush also goes through Saturn’s rings, Poincaré’s theory related to cosmic evolution, how to use seismology to examine the earth’s centre. This book also attracts historians and philosophers of science along with earth scientists and geologists.

With the discovery of decay radio-active elements could affect the clocks speculation about the age of rocks and about the earth changed and are now based upon sound estimations.

The book has been divided into following;

Part I. Planetesimals and Stelllar Encounters:

1. Introduction

2. A Geologist among Astronomers: The Chamberlin-Moulton theory

3. Jeans, Jeffreys and the Decline of Encounter Theories

Part II. Nebular Rebirth and Stellar Death:

4. Introduction

5. Methodology

6. Nuclear Cosmo Chronology and Hoyle’s Research Programme

7. Cameron’s programme

8. Isotopic anomalies and the supernova trigger

Part III. Planetogony and Plasma:

9. Safronov’s Programme

10. The Giant Planets

11. Chemical cosmogony: the terrestrial planets

12. Alfvén’s electromagnetic programme

Part IV. Whence the Moon?

13. Introduction

14. Early history of selenogony

15. Harold Urey and the origin of the moon

16. History of modern selenogony

Editorial Reviews:

“…a major work, large in scope and splendid in execution….This will be a standard work for a long time to come.” Curtis Wilson, Physics Today

“The three-volume A History of Modern Planetary Physics by Stephen G. Brush is a major work, large in scope and splendidin execution….Brush’s account of many of the episodes is enhanced by his personal correspondence with the scientists involved….Brush’s text…is workmanlike and probingly thoughtful. This will be a standard work for a long time to come.” Physics Today
“I recommend this work highly for those with interests in the history of geology or astronomy, the development of scientific ideas, or the role of the individual within the scientific community.” Michael Thayer, Science Books and Films

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