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by Ronald E. Doel

Download Solar System Astronomy in America: Communities, Patronage, and Interdisciplinary Science, 1920-1960 ePub
  • ISBN 052111568X
  • ISBN13 978-0521115681
  • Language English
  • Author Ronald E. Doel
  • Publisher Cambridge University Press; Reissue edition (July 23, 2009)
  • Pages 316
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  • Subcategory Astronomy and Space Science
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Between 1920 and 1960 astronomers began working with scientists in other fields in order to better understand the nature of the solar system. Researchers made wide-ranging attempts to solve such problems as the nature of lunar and terrestrial craters, the origin of comets and meteors, and the birth of the solar system. While often tinged with controversy, this work provided the foundation for planetary science in the space age. Exploiting previously unused archival material, Ronald Doel investigates this emerging interdisciplinary scientific community and its influence on astronomy, meteorology, geology, and geophysics. He examines how studies in planetary science were influenced by shifts in institutional mandates, new research techniques, and Cold War government-military funding. Above all, the book explores an important branch of what is now called the environmental sciences. This book will interest historians of science as well as astronomers.

interdisciplinary science, 1920-1960. Doel furthers a complete picture of solar system astronomy in the USA and Canada. during the first decade of this century.

interdisciplinary science, 1920-1960. 1996 Doel furthers a complete picture of solar system astronomy in the USA and Canada. Corresponding to the common definition, solar. system astronomy excludes solar physics. The book concentrates upon interdiscipli-. nary works in the overlapping zones of astronomy, geology, geophysics, and. meteorology. It is also about the application of geosciences to bodies inside the solar. system, as well as about the importance of astronomical observations, .

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Start by marking Solar System Astronomy in America: Communities, Patronage, and Interdisciplinary Science, as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Ronald Doel examines how interdisciplinary scientists, from 1920-1960, collaborated to better understand the solar system, recounting such episodes as Jan Oort's comet cloud, Eugene Shoemaker's use of atomic weapons test results to study celestial impacts, and the Gerard Kuiper-Harold Urey dispute over the moon's evolution

Exploiting archival material, this book, first published in 1996, investigates this emerging interdisciplinary scientific community and its influence on astronomy, meteorology, geology and geophysics.

The British Journal for the History of Science. Ronald E. Doel, Solar System Astronomy in America: Communities, Patronage, and Inter-disciplinary Science, 1920–1960. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

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Between 1920 and 1960 astronomers began working with scientists in. .This book will interest historians of science as well as astronomers.

Exploiting previously unused archival material, Ronald Doel investigates this emerging interdisciplinary scientific community and its influence on astronomy, meteorology, geology, and geophysics. Library descriptions.