By Helge Kragh
The major concentration of this ebook is at the interconnection of 2 unorthodox medical principles, the varying-gravity speculation and the expanding-earth speculation. As such, it offers a desirable perception right into a approximately forgotten bankruptcy in either the historical past of cosmology and the heritage of the earth sciences.
The speculation that the strength of gravity decreases over cosmic time was once first proposed via Paul Dirac in 1937. during this e-book the writer examines intimately the historic improvement of Dirac’s speculation and its effects for the constitution and background of the earth, crucial of which used to be that the earth should have been smaller within the past.
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Varying Gravity: Dirac’s Legacy in Cosmology and Geophysics (Science Networks. Historical Studies) by Helge Kragh