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The Resource Earth's deep history : how it was discovered and why it matters, Martin J. S. Rudwick

Earth's deep history : how it was discovered and why it matters, Martin J. S. Rudwick

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Earth's deep history : how it was discovered and why it matters
Title
Earth's deep history
Title remainder
how it was discovered and why it matters
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Martin J. S. Rudwick
Title variation
Earths deep history
Title variation remainder
how it was discovered and why it matters
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Language
eng
Summary
Rudwick tells the gripping story of the gradual realization that the Earth's history has not only been unimaginably long but also astonishingly eventful in utterly unexpected ways
Summary
Mammoths and dinosaurs, tropical forests in northern Europe and North America, worldwide ice ages, continents colliding and splitting apart, comets and asteroids crashing catastrophically onto the Earth - these are just some of the surprising features of the eventful history of our planet, stretched out over several billion years. But how was it all discovered, how was the evidence for the Earth's long history collected and interpreted, and what sorts of people put together this reconstruction of a deep past that no human beings could ever have witnessed? In Earth's Deep History, Martin J. S. Rudwick tells the gripping story of the gradual realization that the Earth's history has not only been unimaginably long but also astonishingly eventful in utterly unexpected ways
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Rudwick, M. J. S
Dewey number
550
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Earth sciences
  • Natural history
  • Religion and science
  • Earth sciences
  • Natural history
  • Religion and science
  • Geowissenschaften
  • Erdzeitalter
  • Evolution
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Religion
  • Historische Geologie
Target audience
adult
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how it was discovered and why it matters
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Earth's deep history : how it was discovered and why it matters, Martin J. S. Rudwick
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-337) and index
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volume
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text
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Contents
Making history a science. The science of chronology ; Dating world history ; Periods of world history ; Noah's Flood as history ; The finite cosmos ; The threat of eternalism -- Nature's own antiquities. Historians and antiquaries ; Natural antiquities ; New ideas about fossils ; New ideas about history ; Fossils and the Flood ; Plotting the Earth's history -- Sketching big pictures. A new scientific genre ; A "sacred" theory? ; A slowly cooling Earth? ; A cyclic world-machine? ; Worlds ancient and modern? -- Expanding time and history. Fossils as nature's coins ; Strata as nature's archives ; Volcanoes as nature's monuments ; Natural history and the history of nature ; Guessing the Earth's timescale -- Bursting the limits of time. The reality of extinction ; The Earth's last revolution ; The present as a key to the past ; The testimony of erratic blocks ; Biblical Flood and geological Deluge -- Worlds before Adam. Before the Earth's last revolution ; An age of strange reptiles ; The new "stratigraphy" ; Plotting the Earth's long-term history ; A slowly cooling Earth -- Disturbing a consensus. Geology and Genesis ; A disconcerting outsider ; Catastrophe versus uniformity ; The great "Ice Age" -- Human history in nature's history. Taming the Ice Age ; Men among the mammoths ; The question of evolution ; Human evolution -- Eventful deep history. "Geology and Genesis" marginalized ; The Earth's history in perspective ; Geology goes global ; Towards the origin of life ; The timescale of the Earth's history -- Global histories of the earth. Dating the Earth's history ; Continents and oceans ; Controversy over continental "drift" ; A new global tectonics -- One planet among many. Exploiting the Earth's chronology ; The return of catastrophes ; Unraveling the deepest past ; The Earth in cosmic context -- Conclusion. Earth's deep history : a retrospective ; Past events and their causes ; How reliable is knowledge of deep history? ; Geology and Genesis re-evaluated -- Appendix. Creationists out of their depth
Control code
ocn881386603
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 360 pages
Isbn
9780226203935
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014010242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024173224
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)881386603
Label
Earth's deep history : how it was discovered and why it matters, Martin J. S. Rudwick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Making history a science. The science of chronology ; Dating world history ; Periods of world history ; Noah's Flood as history ; The finite cosmos ; The threat of eternalism -- Nature's own antiquities. Historians and antiquaries ; Natural antiquities ; New ideas about fossils ; New ideas about history ; Fossils and the Flood ; Plotting the Earth's history -- Sketching big pictures. A new scientific genre ; A "sacred" theory? ; A slowly cooling Earth? ; A cyclic world-machine? ; Worlds ancient and modern? -- Expanding time and history. Fossils as nature's coins ; Strata as nature's archives ; Volcanoes as nature's monuments ; Natural history and the history of nature ; Guessing the Earth's timescale -- Bursting the limits of time. The reality of extinction ; The Earth's last revolution ; The present as a key to the past ; The testimony of erratic blocks ; Biblical Flood and geological Deluge -- Worlds before Adam. Before the Earth's last revolution ; An age of strange reptiles ; The new "stratigraphy" ; Plotting the Earth's long-term history ; A slowly cooling Earth -- Disturbing a consensus. Geology and Genesis ; A disconcerting outsider ; Catastrophe versus uniformity ; The great "Ice Age" -- Human history in nature's history. Taming the Ice Age ; Men among the mammoths ; The question of evolution ; Human evolution -- Eventful deep history. "Geology and Genesis" marginalized ; The Earth's history in perspective ; Geology goes global ; Towards the origin of life ; The timescale of the Earth's history -- Global histories of the earth. Dating the Earth's history ; Continents and oceans ; Controversy over continental "drift" ; A new global tectonics -- One planet among many. Exploiting the Earth's chronology ; The return of catastrophes ; Unraveling the deepest past ; The Earth in cosmic context -- Conclusion. Earth's deep history : a retrospective ; Past events and their causes ; How reliable is knowledge of deep history? ; Geology and Genesis re-evaluated -- Appendix. Creationists out of their depth
Control code
ocn881386603
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 360 pages
Isbn
9780226203935
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014010242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024173224
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)881386603

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