Evolution, Vol. 4

Evolution, Vol. 4 : A Journal of Nature; June, 1957 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Evolution, Vol. 4: A Journal of Nature; June, 1957 The immediate result was Chamber lin and Moulton's Planetesimal Hypo thesis, the first of the tidal theories (later to be modified by jeans and jeffreys) which explain the solar sys tem as torn from the Sun by the gravitational pull of a passing star. But even at the turn of the century only the most obvious of the facts to be explained had been learned. The planets (including the vast horde of asteroids) all revolved in one direction and nearly all in one plane, as did most of their satellites. That rule ap plied also to their known rotations and that of the Sun. All this definitely pointed to a common origin. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 22 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 45g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 024326769X
  • 9780243267699