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The Resource The age of everything : how science explores the past, Matthew Hedman

The age of everything : how science explores the past, Matthew Hedman

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The age of everything : how science explores the past
Title
The age of everything
Title remainder
how science explores the past
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Hedman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Scientists tell us our solar system is 4-5 billion years old. But how can they determine the ages of things that formed so long ago? In The Age of Everything, Matthew Hedman lays bare the tricks of the scientist's trade: the interdisciplinary studies of the Great Pyramids of Egypt that shed light on when and how these incredible structures were built, the analysis of the remains of humble trees that illuminates how the surface of the sun has changed over the past ten millennia, and how rocks that fall from the sky, light from distant stars, and even static on television sets help determine the ages of the earth, solar system, and universe." "Covering a wide range of timescales, from the Big Bang to human history, The Age of Everything helps bring the distant past closer to us than it has ever been. Hedman's book is a provocative and far-ranging look at how science has determined the age of everything from modern mammals to the oldest stars, and will be indispensable for all armchair time travelers."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hedman, Matthew
Dewey number
930.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
CC78
LC item number
.H44 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Archaeological dating
  • Archaeology
  • Radiocarbon dating
  • Earth (Planet)
  • Solar system
  • Science
  • Geochronometry
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Planets
  • Age
  • Archaeological dating
  • Archaeology
  • Geochronometry
  • Radiocarbon dating
  • Science
  • Earth (Planet)
  • Solar system
Label
The age of everything : how science explores the past, Matthew Hedman
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 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
Control code
615600537
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (249 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282538481
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)615600537
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The age of everything : how science explores the past, Matthew Hedman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 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
Control code
615600537
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (249 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282538481
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)615600537
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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