By: Barbara Kennedy
240 pages, 12 illus
This book chronicles how successive generations of natural philosophers, geologists and geomorphologists have come to invent the view of the Earth over the past 250 years, using as its central viewpoint changing ideas about the significance of the action of rain and rivers on the Earth's surface. It shows how our contemporary "truths" have come to be accepted and exposes the frailty of even the most impeccably scientific visions of the Earth.
Interesting, informative, and easy to read. The Leading Edge "Barbara Kennedy chronicles evolutionary stages of generations of views of the discovery of our planet. The presentation is lucid and enjoyable. This highly readable book can be compared wih Kenneth Hsu's books on Physical Principles of Sedimentology, which was published in 1994 ... Such books are rare indeed."Journal of Sedimentary Research
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