A Brief History of Geology

A Brief History of Geology

Remnant magnetism of rocks and the history of the magnetic field. Nature, v. ... Magnetic survey off the west coast of North America, 40 N latitude to 50 N latitude. Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 72, 1267–1270.

Author: Kieran D. O'Hara

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316812143

Category: Science

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Geology as a science has a fascinating and controversial history. Kieran D. O'Hara's book provides a brief and accessible account of the major events in the history of geology over the last two hundred years, from early theories of Earth structure during the Reformation, through major controversies over the age of the Earth during the Industrial Revolution, to the more recent twentieth-century development of plate tectonic theory, and on to current ideas concerning the Anthropocene. Most chapters include a short 'text box' providing more technical and detailed elaborations on selected topics. The book also includes a history of the geology of the Moon, a topic not normally included in books on the history of geology. The book will appeal to students of Earth science, researchers in geology who wish to learn more about the history of their subject, and general readers interested in the history of science.
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The Connection Between Geology and the Mosaic History of the Creation

The Connection Between Geology and the Mosaic History of the Creation

We shall now proceed to give a brief history of opinions respecting the nature , origin , effects , and connection of the historical and geological deluges . We de not find much on this subject that is important previous to the ...

Author: Edward Hitchcock

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ISBN: UVA:X001566374

Category: Bible and geology

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A Brief History of Earth

A Brief History of Earth

"Drawing on his decades of field research and up-to-the-minute understanding of the latest science, renowned geologist Andrew H. Knoll delivers a rigorous yet accessible biography of Earth, charting our home planet's epic 4.6 billion-year ...

Author: Andrew H. Knoll

Publisher: HarperLuxe

ISBN: 0063062984

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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For every Earth resident, an essential primer by Harvard's acclaimed geologist "A fantastic distillation of Earth's history, from one of the world's leading geologists. Engrossing, witty, and eminently readable." --Steve Brusatte, author of The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs Odds are, where you're standing was once cooking under a roiling sea of lava, crushed by a towering sheet of ice, rocked by a nearby meteor strike, or perhaps choked by poison gases, drowned beneath ocean, perched atop a mountain range, or roamed by fearsome monsters. Probably most or even all of the above. The story of our home planet and the organisms spread across its surface is far more spectacular than any Hollywood blockbuster, filled with enough plot twists to rival a bestselling thriller. But only recently have we begun to piece together the whole mystery into a coherent narrative. Drawing on his decades of field research and up-to-the-minute understanding of the latest science, renowned geologist Andrew H. Knoll delivers a rigorous yet accessible biography of Earth, charting our home planet's epic 4.6 billion-year story. Placing twenty first-century climate change in deep context, A Brief History of Earth is an indispensable look at where we've been and where we're going. Features original illustrations depicting Earth history and nearly 50 figures (maps, tables, photographs, graphs).
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A History of Geology and Medicine

A History of Geology and Medicine

Bulletin of the British Museum, Natural History (Geology), 43, 247–253. Bigsby, J. J. 1820. Remarks on the environs of Carthage Bridge near the mouth of the Genesee River. American Journal ofScience and the Arts, 2, 250–254.

Author: C.J. Duffin

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862393561

Category: Science

Page: 512

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The historical links between Geology and Medicine are surprisingly numerous and diverse. This, the first ever volume dedicated to the subject, contains contributions from an international authorship of geologists, historians and medical professionals. Rocks, minerals, fossils and earths have been used therapeutically since earliest times and details recorded on ancient papyri, clay tablets, medieval manuscripts and early published sources. Pumice was used to clean teeth, antimony to heal wounds, clays as antidotes to poison, gold to cure haemorrhoids and warts, and gem pastes to treat syphilis and the plague, while mineral springs preserved health. Geology was crucial in the development of public health. Medical men making important geological contributions include Steno, Worm, Parkinson, Bigsby, William Hunter, Jenner, John Hulke, Conan Doyle, Gorini and various Antarctic explorers. A History of Geology and Medicine will be of particular interest to Earth scientists, medical personnel, historians of science and the general reader who has an interest in science.
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Museums at the Forefront of the History and Philosophy of Geology

Museums at the Forefront of the History and Philosophy of Geology

History Made, History in the Making Gary D. Rosenberg, Renee M. Clary ... At this point, we must emphasize that for Academy curators in paleontology, geology, and invertebrate zoology, the distinction among the fields had long since ...

Author: Gary D. Rosenberg

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 9780813725352

Category: Geological museums

Page: 348

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Information on museum activities around the world.
Categories: Geological museums

Reader s Guide to the History of Science

Reader s Guide to the History of Science

Oldroyd , David , Thinking about the Earth : A History of Ideas in Geology , London : Athlone Press , and Cambridge , Massachusetts : Harvard University Press , 1996 Porter , Roy , The Making of Geology : Earth Science in Britain ...

Author: Arne Hessenbruch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134262946

Category: History

Page: 965

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The Reader's Guide to the History of Science looks at the literature of science in some 550 entries on individuals (Einstein), institutions and disciplines (Mathematics), general themes (Romantic Science) and central concepts (Paradigm and Fact). The history of science is construed widely to include the history of medicine and technology as is reflected in the range of disciplines from which the international team of 200 contributors are drawn.
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The annals and magazine of natural history zoology botany and geology

The annals and magazine of natural history  zoology  botany and geology

Theoretical or historical geologythe history of the formation of the earth's crust , deduced from the facts observable in it , as interpreted by the operations now going on . This is a philosophical treatment of the subject , and is ...

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On the Geology and Natural History of the Upper Missouri

On the Geology and Natural History of the Upper Missouri

We regard this subject as one of great interest , and most intimately connected with the history of the elevation of ... ܕܐܐܐܐ In the following chapter I desire to present a résumé of the geology of that portion of the Northwest ...

Author: Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden

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ISBN: UCAL:C2676573

Category: Botany

Page: 218

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Geologic History of the Feather River Country California

Geologic History of the Feather River Country  California

Here we end our introduction to physical geology pertinent to the geologic history of the Feather River country. The history of that region begins, as is proper, after Chapter 2, which contains a brief definition and description of the ...

Author: Cordell Durrell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520056916

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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How did the Sierra Nevada and adjacent lands come to be the size and shape they are today? This book covers 400 million years of physical evolution in a language understandable to nonscientists, tracing the volcanic activity, the folding and building of mountains, the breaking of blocks along fault lines, and the work of erosion and glaciers that have created today's dramatic landscape. Cordell Durrell spent a lifetime reading this complex story of movement and change in the rocks of the Feather River country. He shares with readers the excitement of discovering by remote but careful inference what must have happened millions upon millions of years ago. The basic methods of geologic analysis that Durrell describes can be applied anywhere on the earth's surface, lending new fascination to our travels throughout the frozen arctic, dry deserts, tropical rainforests, low swamps, and high mountains like California's magnificent Sierra.
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