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A Natural history of time

Author: Richet, Pascal ; Venerella, John, translationPublisher: University of Chicago Press, 2010.Language: EnglishDescription: 471 p. : Graphs/Ill./Photos ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780226712888Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Print QE26 .R53 2010
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Includes bibliographical references and index


A Natural History of Time Contents Preface ix 1 Time without a Beginning? 1 2 On the Great Book of Moses 24 3 Genesis as Viewed through the Prism of Natural Philosophy 54 4 Nature's Admirable Medals 85 5 The March of the Comets 114 6 Heroic Age, Relative Time 143 7 The Long History of Two Barons 176 8 The Elasticity of Time 206 9 The Pandora's Box of Physics 237 10 The Sun, the Earth, Radioactivity--and Kelvin's Death 264 11 The Long Quest of Arthur Holmes 288 12 From the Atomic Bomb to the Age of the Earth 320 Epilogue 350 Appendix: Mathematical Complements 355 Source Notes 357 Suggestions for Further Reading and Reference 373 Bibliography 409 Index 455

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