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From Dust to Life: The Origin and Evolution of Our Solar System Paperback – 26 May 2017

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; Revised edition edition (26 May 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691175705
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691175706
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 1.3 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 112,929 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"[A] stellar read . . ."--"Nature"

"[A] stellar read . . ."--
"Nature"



"[A] stellar read . . ."--"Nature"


"[A] stellar read."--"Nature"

"[A] stellar read."--"Nature"


"I recently built an app about the solar system, and my research would have been made a lot easier if I had possessed a copy of this excellent book. It provides a truly comprehensive overview of our solar system's origins and is written in plain, jargon-free language."--Marcus Chown, "New Scientist"

"[I]ncredibly thorough and detailed, yet very accessible to non-scientists too. . . . [A] compelling overview of the evolution of the Solar System."--Katia Moskvitch, "BBC Sky at Night"

"Read "From Dust to Life" to gain a fascinating perspective on the current state of the science behind solar system formation."--David Dickinson, "Astro Guys" blog

"For the interested amateur with a degree of familiarity with the topics under discussion, "From Dust to Life" furnishes a comprehensive overview of current models for the formation of the solar system. . . . Genuinely exciting."--Cait MacPhee, "Times Higher Education"

"[T]here is much solid information to be gleaned from careful reading."--Publishers Weekly

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"As an astrophysicist credentialed in the days before the space era, I figured reading another book on the solar system would be a big yawn. Surprise! I couldn't have been more wrong! Here is an eye-opening up-to-date reconnaissance of what's in our part of the universe and how it has evolved. Along the way, this arresting account reveals how unique our planetary system really is."--Owen Gingerich, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

"The origin of our solar system is among the hottest and most fascinating research topics in all of planetary science and astronomy. Chambers and Mitton have produced a compelling and up-to-date survey of this field that reads quickly and authoritatively and leaves no stone unturned in surveying the landscape of this vast and rich topic. I recommend it with gusto!"--Alan Stern, Southwest Research Institute

"John Chambers is one of the world's leading authorities on the origin of the solar system, and here, together with Jacqueline Mitton, provides an engaging summary of the new discoveries for a wider audience. This book is unquestionably the most up-to-date and authoritative popular presentation of current thinking on the subject."--Philip J. Armitage, author ofAstrophysics of Planet Formation

"There is no other book out there that discusses the origin of the solar system in this much detail yet is still accessible to nonscientists. Chambers and Mitton do an excellent job of keeping abreast of the notable discoveries in recent years."--Jane Luu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"An exciting and rewarding read from cover to cover. You come away feeling well-served and well-educated. This is a great book."--Erik Asphaug, University of California, Santa Cruz

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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