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Title   Ancient Earth Ancient Skies the Age of Earth & Its Cosmic Surroundings 

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Author   DALRYMPLE B  ISBN   9780804749336  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Stanford University Press  Group   Sci/Hum. View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   Geog & Geol  Terms and conditions
Edition   1/2004 Type   Go back
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Subject   Science: general issues 
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Synopsis How old is Earth? How old are the planets, the Moon, meteorites, stars, and the Universe itself? How do scientists know these things? If you’ve ever asked yourself some or all of these questions, then this book is for you.
Planet Earth and the other bodies of the Solar System are 4.5 billion years old. They reside in a galaxy (the Milky Way Galaxy) that is 12-14 billion years old, and are part of a universe that is 13-15 billion years old. G. Brent Dalrymple, a geologist and widely recognized expert on the age of Earth, reviews the evidence that has led scientists to these conclusions and describes the methods by which this evidence has been gathered.
The book is written in a highly accessible style, free of mathematics and complex graphs, and is intended for non-scientists who have an interest in the subject. People with scientific backgrounds who wish to have a thorough summary of the subject will also find the book useful.

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