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Sciences of the Earth: An Encyclopedia of Events, People and Phenomena

Edited By: Gregory A Good

901 pages, 2 volumes, b/w illus

Garland Science

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #69091 | ISBN: 081530062X
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NHBS Price: £210.00 $268/€249 approx

About this book

This survey covers the human understanding of the earth in various times and cultures in the last 2,000 years. Special features show how diverse disciplines, from geology to space science, fit together in a coherent view of the earth and explains earlier ideas and theories in the context of the beliefs and scientific knowledge of that time. It also highlights important institutions that have shaped the history of science and explores relationships between science, practical applications and sociopolitical concerns.


Contents

Airglow; chemical revolution; computers and meteorology; conservation of natural resources; continental drift and plate tectonics; cosmic rays; early history; dendrochronology; dowsing; earth in decay; economic geology; expanding earth theories; Focault's order of things; geological astronomy; geophysics in Australia; ice ages; masons and the earth; novel facts; petroleum in America; radioactivity in the earth; sacred theory of the earth; scopes trial.

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