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Origin of the Earth and Moon (University of Arizona Space Science Series)

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Published by University of Arizona Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Science,
  • Origin,
  • Moon,
  • Planets,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Astronomy - General,
  • Astrophysics & Space Science,
  • Cosmology,
  • Earth

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsR. M. Canup (Editor), K. Righter (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages555
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8069517M
ISBN 100816520739
ISBN 109780816520732

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