Ancient Earth, Ancient Skies
The Age of Earth and its Cosmic Surroundings
G. Brent Dalrymple

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Table of Contents for Ancient Earth, Ancient Skies

Table of Contents for Ancient Earth, Ancient Skies

Preface

About the Author

1.     Sleuthing the Past

2.     The Birth of the Universe, the Galaxy, the Solar System, and Earth

3.     Early Attempts

4.     Clocks in Rocks: How Radiometric Dating Works

5.     Earth's Most Ancient Rocks

6.     Moon Rocks: Samples from Our Nearest Neighbor

7.     Meteorites: Ancient Wanderers of the Solar System

8.     Lead Isotopes: Hourglass of the Solar System

9.     The Formation History of Earth and Meteorites: Sorting Out the Details

10.     The Ages of the Universe, the Galaxy, and the Elements

11.     Summing Up and Looking Ahead

Recommended Reading

References

Glossary

Index