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Earth cycles : a historical perspective / David Oldroyd
Bib ID 3968072
Format BookBook
Author
Oldroyd, D. R. (David Roger)
 
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Description Westport, Conn. : Greenwood, c2006 
xiv, 234 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm. 
ISBN 9780313332296
0313332290
Series

Greenwood guides to great ideas in science, 1559-5374.

Full contents
  • Introduction: thinking in cycles
  • Ideas of geocycles from the ancient world to the renaissance
  • Straightforward thinking about the earth
  • Robert Hooke and the first testable-in-principle theory of geological cycles
  • The founder of geology? James Hutton and the geostrophic cycle, and a French cyclist
  • Charles Lyell: an earth always changing but ever the same
  • Cycling in the landscape
  • Mountains, basins, and sediments
  • The earth, the solar system, cycles, and glaciation
  • Cycles in the strata: cyclothems
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-224) and index.

Subjects Geology -- Periodicity.  |  Geological time.  |  Cycles.  |  Geology -- Philosophy.

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