Gerard P. Kuiper and the Rise of Modern Planetary Science

Derek W G Sears (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$45.00
Publisher
University of Arizona Press
Publish Date
March 26, 2019
Pages
368
Dimensions
6.0 X 1.1 X 9.1 inches | 1.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780816539000
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About the Author

Derek W. G. Sears was a professor at the University of Arkansas for thirty years and is now a senior research scientist at NASA. He has published widely on meteorites, lunar samples, asteroids, and the history of planetary science.

Reviews

"Sears (NASA) has provided a comprehensive biography that illustrates not only Kuiper's life but also many important astronomical discoveries of the 20th century."--CHOICE

"G. P. Kuiper's legacy of discoveries in stellar and planetary astronomy and his commanding influence on the development of infrared astronomy and the origin of modern planetary science are vividly described in Sears's engaging biography."--Dale P. Cruikshank, Astronomer and Planetary Scientist

"Until now, G. P. Kuiper, the founder of modern solar system studies, has been rather inscrutable. Derek W. G. Sears's superb, even monumental, biography finally gives us the man behind the name."--William Sheehan, co-author of Discovering Pluto

"Gerard Kuiper's multifaceted work invented planetary science, and Derek W. G. Sears's lively history features most of the intriguing characters who worked with, and sometimes against, Kuiper."--Charles A. Wood, Planetary Science Institute