The Big Splat, or How Our Moon Came to Be

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Wiley (TP)
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6.34 X 9.32 X 0.86 inches | 1.08 pounds
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About the Author
DANA MACKENZIE holds a doctorate in mathematics from Princeton University. After teaching mathematics at Duke University and Kenyon College for more than a decade, in 1997 he completed the Science Communication Program at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Since then he has been a freelance science writer, with articles appearing in such magazines as Science, Discover, American Scientist, Astronomy, and New Scientist. He lives in Santa Cruz with his wife as well as three cats and a dog.
* "...Dana Mackenzie?reveals the truth..." (The Mail on Sunday, 30 March 2003)

"...this is a most useful and interesting book..." (New Scientist, 7 June 2003)

"A most useful and interesting book." (Patrick Moore in New Scientist)

" absorbing and informative account of the quest to explain the genesis of the moon..." (Astronomy & Space, June 2003)

"...fascinating! For everyone with even the slightest interest in astronomy?an insightful and entertaining read..." (M2 Best Books, 14 July 2003)

"Besides telling an interesting tale well and elucidating how science progresses, Mackenzie's book emphasizes the fact that impacts have been the primary creative and destructive process throughout the history of the Solar System." (NATURE)

"The Big Splat is a superb exploration of an important chapter in the history of Earth and its satellite. Every Moon-buff will want a copy." (Astronomy)

"...a comprehensive travelogue of lunar nativities throughout history..." (Astronomy Now, March 2004)