Breakthroughs in Geology

- Ideas that transformed earth science

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Breakthroughs in Geology
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Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
08-11-2019
Sprog:
Engelsk
Sidetal:
220
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Geological research does not flow steadily onwards by means of small incremental advances but can be better understood as a series of significant discoveries or changes in interpretation that transformed the way we understand the Earth. Each of these changes or new ideas encouraged a burst of activity as researchers attempted to apply them more widely in order to test their universality, and thereby their validity as a scientific theory. Probably the best example of such a transformative idea is Plate Tectonics, which, although questioned at the time it was introduced, is now universally accepted as a general principleA large number of the subsequent advances in geological understanding have been based upon this breakthrough. Each of the 12 chapters in this book represents a new idea or discovery, which is discussed in its historical context. In each case the salient features of these ideas are described, together with some biographical details of the individual scientists credited with them - but also mentioning others whose role in the generation of the idea is perhaps not so obvious.Of instant appeal to geologists and other earth scientists interested in how their science evolved over time by means of a number of revolutionary ideas, this book also serves as a paradigm for the history of science across many disciplines.

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Udgivelsesdato:
08-11-2019
ISBN13:
9781780460765
Bredde:
156 mm
Højde:
234 mm
Format:
Hardback
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New edition
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    Geological research is a series of significant discoveries that transform our understanding of the Earth. Each new idea leads to a burst of activity as its validity is tested. Graham Park summarises the salient features of breakthrough ideas in earth science, contrasting them with previous views and thus conveys their impact on geological science. 120 colour illustrations

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