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Age Of The Earth, The: A Physicist's Odyssey

Age Of The Earth, The: A Physicist's Odyssey

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Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
Year 26/02/2020
Pages 148
Version hardback
Readership level College/higher education
ISBN 9789813279698
Categories Geophysics
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This book spells out in detail how the age of the Earth has been determined over the centuries. First - the 'biblical' age: how was the date of Creation 4004 BC figured out? A date which is so important even today ... it is the basis of claims made by millions that the Earth is only about 6000 years old. Next - the response of geologists (and Darwin) for a very old Earth. Then, Kelvin's calculation of how long it would take for a hot Earth to cool down to its present state. And finally, today's answer ('billions'), based on the properties of radioactive materials. So, how old is Planet Earth?Related Link(s)

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