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2008-Apr-15, 03:59 PM
on the history of solar system formation hypotheses. What came before the nebular hypothesis, what came after, are there any major challengers to the title, as it were.

A book about how we learned how the Solar System will end would also be good.


2008-Apr-18, 07:18 PM
I've found some books maybe help you.

The Solar System
By Michael A. Seeds

Exploring Our Solar System
By Sally Ride, Tam O'Shaughnessy

Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Second Edition
From Academic Press

and the last, it's not focus on the Solar System exactly, but it might give you some related information.

The Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe
By Stephen W. Hawking

2008-Apr-28, 08:53 AM
I know it does not replace a book, but the latest issue of Scientific American has an article on the latest thinking about the birth of the Solar System. It seems it was more chaotic than thought earlier.

Here is a short summary. They want money for the full access. (http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=the-genesis-of-planets)