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The Resource The age of the earth : from 4004 BC to AD 2002, edited by C.L.E. Lewis & S.J. Knell

The age of the earth : from 4004 BC to AD 2002, edited by C.L.E. Lewis & S.J. Knell

Label
The age of the earth : from 4004 BC to AD 2002
Title
The age of the earth
Title remainder
from 4004 BC to AD 2002
Statement of responsibility
edited by C.L.E. Lewis & S.J. Knell
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The age of the Earth has long been a subject of great interest to scientists from many disciplines, particularly geologists, biologists, physicists and astronomers. This volume brings together contributors from these different subjects, along with historians, to produce a comprehensive review of how the Earth's age has been perceived since ancient times
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
551.701
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QE508
LC item number
.A336 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lewis, Cherry
  • Knell, Simon J
Series statement
Geological Society special publication,
Series volume
no. 190
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Geological time
  • Earth (Planet)
  • SCIENCE
  • Planets
  • Geological time
  • Earth (Planet)
  • Geochronologie
  • Kongress
  • Geologie
  • Geschichte
  • Geologia histórica
  • Geocronologia
  • Erde
  • Geology
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Dynamic & Structural Geology
Label
The age of the earth : from 4004 BC to AD 2002, edited by C.L.E. Lewis & S.J. Knell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on 'Celebrating the age of the earth', the Geological Society's William Smith Millennium Meeting, June 2000--Pref
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Celebrating the age of the Earth / S.J. Knell & C.L.E. Lewis -- Before the hills in order stood : the beginning of the geology of time in England / J.G.C.M. Fuller -- European views on terrestrial chronology from Descartes to the mid-eighteenth century / E. Vacarri -- Buffon, Desmarest and the ordering of geological events in époques / K.L. Taylor -- Jean-André de Luc and nature's chronology / M.J.S. Rudwick -- Timeless order : William Smith (1769-1839) and the search for raw materials 1800-1820 / H.S. Torrens -- Genesis and geochronology : the case of John Phillips (1800-1874) / J. Morrell -- 'Had Lord Kelvin a right?' : John Perry, natural selection and the age of the Earth, 1894-1895 / B.C. Shipley -- John Joly (1857-1933) and his determinations of the age of the Earth / P.N. Wyse Jackson -- Arthur Holmes' vision of a geological timescale / C.L.E. Lewis -- The age of the Earth in the United States (1891-1931) : from the geological viewpoint / E.L. Yochelson & . C.L.E. Lewis -- Is the Earth too old? The impact of geochronology on cosmology, 1929-1952 / S.G. Brush -- The oldest rocks on Earth : time constraints and geological controversies / B.S. Kamber, S. Moorbath & M.J. Whitehouse -- The age of the Earth in the twentieth century : a problem (mostly) solved / G.B. Dalrymple -- Lead isotopes and the age of the Earth -- a geochemical accident / A.W. Hofmann -- Fossils as geological clocks / J.H. Callomon -- Time, life and the Earth / A. Manning -- Dating the origin of modern humans / C.B. Stringer -- Understanding the beginning and the end / M.J. Rees
Control code
60828763
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 288 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423711551
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)60828763
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The age of the earth : from 4004 BC to AD 2002, edited by C.L.E. Lewis & S.J. Knell
Publication
Note
Based on 'Celebrating the age of the earth', the Geological Society's William Smith Millennium Meeting, June 2000--Pref
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Celebrating the age of the Earth / S.J. Knell & C.L.E. Lewis -- Before the hills in order stood : the beginning of the geology of time in England / J.G.C.M. Fuller -- European views on terrestrial chronology from Descartes to the mid-eighteenth century / E. Vacarri -- Buffon, Desmarest and the ordering of geological events in époques / K.L. Taylor -- Jean-André de Luc and nature's chronology / M.J.S. Rudwick -- Timeless order : William Smith (1769-1839) and the search for raw materials 1800-1820 / H.S. Torrens -- Genesis and geochronology : the case of John Phillips (1800-1874) / J. Morrell -- 'Had Lord Kelvin a right?' : John Perry, natural selection and the age of the Earth, 1894-1895 / B.C. Shipley -- John Joly (1857-1933) and his determinations of the age of the Earth / P.N. Wyse Jackson -- Arthur Holmes' vision of a geological timescale / C.L.E. Lewis -- The age of the Earth in the United States (1891-1931) : from the geological viewpoint / E.L. Yochelson & . C.L.E. Lewis -- Is the Earth too old? The impact of geochronology on cosmology, 1929-1952 / S.G. Brush -- The oldest rocks on Earth : time constraints and geological controversies / B.S. Kamber, S. Moorbath & M.J. Whitehouse -- The age of the Earth in the twentieth century : a problem (mostly) solved / G.B. Dalrymple -- Lead isotopes and the age of the Earth -- a geochemical accident / A.W. Hofmann -- Fossils as geological clocks / J.H. Callomon -- Time, life and the Earth / A. Manning -- Dating the origin of modern humans / C.B. Stringer -- Understanding the beginning and the end / M.J. Rees
Control code
60828763
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 288 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423711551
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)60828763
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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