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Four revolutions in the earth sciences : from heresy to truth

James Lawrence Powell 1936- author.

2015

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  • Title:
    Four revolutions in the earth sciences : from heresy to truth
  • Author: James Lawrence Powell 1936- author.
  • Description: Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Introduction; Part I. Deep Time; The Abyss of Time; A Great Mistake Has Been Made; The Bank of Time; Account Overdrawn; Strange Rays; An Hourglass of Great Precision; Geochronology; Duck Soup; Part II. Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics; An Idea to Pursue; A Very Trusting Man; Dead on Arrival; Geologists Unite Against Heresy; Continental Drift: Not Even Wrong; Postwar Surprises; Wandering Poles or Drifting Continents?; The Final Confrontation; Spreading Seafloors; HypotHESSes; The Discovery of the Century; All This Rubbish
    Part III. Meteorite ImpactA Trivial Process; To Hunt a Star; The Moon's Face; Rosetta Stone; To a Rocky Moon; Worlds in Collision; Dinosaur Killer; Out with a Bang; Cosmic Pinball; Part IV. Global Warming; Origins of the CO2 Theory; Tedious Calculations of Extraordinary Interest; Destructive Criticism; A Unique Experiment of Planetary Dimensions; Giant Brains; Warming Is Unequivocal; From Heresy to Truth; Acknowledgments; Notes; Recommended Reading; Bibliography; Index
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (385 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-231-53845-6
  • Subjects: Geology -- History; Geological time; Continental drift; Meteoritic hypothesis; Global warming; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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