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Four revolutions in the earth sciences : from heresy to truth / James Lawrence Powell.

By: Powell, James Lawrence, 1936-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Columbia University Press, c2015Description: xvi, 367 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 centimetres.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780231164481 (cloth : alk. paper); 0231164483 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Geology -- History | Geological time | Continental drift | Meteoritic hypothesis | Global warming
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: pt. 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 -- pt. 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 -- pt. III METEORITE IMPACT -- A 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 -- pt. IV GLOBAL WARMING -- Origins of the CO2 Theory -- Tedious Calculations of Extraordinary Interest -- Destructive Criticism -- A Unique Experiment of Planetary Dimensions -- Giant Brains --
Contents note continued: Warming Is Unequivocal -- From Heresy to Truth.
List(s) this item appears in: Geochronology Dec 2017
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [333]-349) and index.

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