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The Resource A brief history of geology, Kieran D. O'Hara

A brief history of geology, Kieran D. O'Hara

Label
A brief history of geology
Title
A brief history of geology
Statement of responsibility
Kieran D. O'Hara
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Geology as a science has a fascinating and controversial history. Kieran D. O'Hara's book provides a brief and accessible account of the major events in the history of geology over the last 200 years--from early theories of Earth structure during the Reformation, through major controversies over the age of the Earth during the Industrial Revolution, to the more recent twentieth-century development of plate tectonic theory, and on to current ideas concerning the Anthropocene. Most chapters include a short feature box providing more technical and detailed elaborations on selected topics. The book also includes a history of the geology of the Moon, a topic not normally included in books on the history of geology. the author concludes that the history of geology fits very well with Thomas Kuhn's ideas put forward in his famous book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, and--for the first time--this book places the history of geology into a broader scientific context. The book will appeal to students of Earth science, researchers in geology who wish to learn more about the history of their subject, and general readers interested in the history of science."--Dust jacket
  • Approximately 200 years of the history of the development of the study of geology
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Hara, Kieran D
Dewey number
551.09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QE11
LC item number
.O33 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Geology
  • Geologists
  • Geologists
  • Geology
Label
A brief history of geology, Kieran D. O'Hara
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes brief biographies of the following: James Hutton (1726-1797), Abraham Werner (1749-1817), Georges Cuvier (1769-1832), William Smith (1769-1839), William Buckland (1784-1856), Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873), William Conybeare (1787-1857), Roderick Murchison (1792-1871), Charles Lyell (1797-1875), Louis Agassiz (1807-1873), Charles Darwin (1809-1882)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Major nineteenth-century players -- Toward a geologic time scale -- A vestige of a beginning : the age of the earth -- The origin of igneous rocks -- Tectonics in crisis -- Continental drift -- Plate tectonics -- Isotope and trace element geology -- Ice ages and ice cores -- Geology and evolution of the moon -- Welcome to the Anthropocene : a man-made epoch? -- The structure of geological revolutions
Control code
1004012931
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 262 pages
Isbn
9781107176188
Lccn
2017051822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1004012931
Label
A brief history of geology, Kieran D. O'Hara
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes brief biographies of the following: James Hutton (1726-1797), Abraham Werner (1749-1817), Georges Cuvier (1769-1832), William Smith (1769-1839), William Buckland (1784-1856), Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873), William Conybeare (1787-1857), Roderick Murchison (1792-1871), Charles Lyell (1797-1875), Louis Agassiz (1807-1873), Charles Darwin (1809-1882)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Major nineteenth-century players -- Toward a geologic time scale -- A vestige of a beginning : the age of the earth -- The origin of igneous rocks -- Tectonics in crisis -- Continental drift -- Plate tectonics -- Isotope and trace element geology -- Ice ages and ice cores -- Geology and evolution of the moon -- Welcome to the Anthropocene : a man-made epoch? -- The structure of geological revolutions
Control code
1004012931
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 262 pages
Isbn
9781107176188
Lccn
2017051822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1004012931

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