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Title:
Oh, Lewis!
Author:
Rice, Eve.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Macmillan [1974]
Physical Description:
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 18 x 19 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780027759501
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Sir George Darwin (1845--1912) was the second son and fifth child of Charles Darwin. After studying mathematics at Cambridge he read for the Bar, but soon returned to science and to Cambridge, where in 1883 he was appointed Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy. His family home is now the location of Darwin College. His work was concerned primarily with the effect of the sun and moon on tidal forces on Earth, and with the theoretical cosmogony which evolved from practical observation: he formulated the fission theory of the formation of the moon (that the moon was formed from still-molten matter pulled away from the Earth by solar tides). He also developed a theory of evolution for the Sun--Earth--Moon system based on mathematical analysis in geophysical theory. This volume of his collected papers covers oceanic tides and lunar disturbances of gravity.


Reviews 1

Booklist Review

Ages 3-6. Previously reviewed in Booklist 71:46 S 1 74, this amusing story about a young boy's difficulties in keeping his winter clothes intact during a shopping excursion with his mother is now being brought back into print. BE. Winter Fiction / Clothing and dress Fiction [CIP] 73-19057