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The reversing earth

Author: Peter Warlow
Publisher: London : Dent, 1982.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Warlow, Peter.
Reversing earth.
London : Dent, 1982
(OCoLC)560031334
Online version:
Warlow, Peter.
Reversing earth.
London : Dent, 1982
(OCoLC)608610315
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Warlow
ISBN: 0460044788 9780460044783
OCLC Number: 8626732
Description: x, 213 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. A new dawn for old ideas. Which way does the sun rise? ; Disasters and fairy tales ; A puzzling past ; Ice, sea, and floods ; Violent universe; violent solar system ; The beginnings of a revolution --
2. How to turn the Earth upside-down. The rotating universe ; Linear and rotational motion ; A problem with planets ; The way bodies rotate ; Beach-balls and tippe tops ; The view from the tippe top ; Inverting the Earth ; The source of torque --
3. The Earth's magnetism. The origin of the geomagnetic field ; Behaviour of the field ; Magnetic vases and rocks ; The sea-bed tape recorder ; Reversal of the Earth's field ; Reversal mechanisms ; Reversing the Earth --
4. Reversing the Sun and the stars. Days and seasons ; Before and after ; An odd sort of day ; Evidence ; How to work miracles ; Eclipses and hoaxes ; Upside-down stars and seasons ; Solid grounds --
5. The death of species. Appearances and disappearances ; Mammoths ; Dinosaurs ; Iridium ; Hot and cold ; Back to the tippe top --
6. The flood. The trouble with Africa ; Local floods, or, world-wide catastrophes? ; The distribution of flood legends ; Floods from the heavens ; How to produce the flood ; The flood proper ; Geological evidence --
7. Moving lands. New concepts ; Ideas revised ; Atlantis lost ; A geological impossibility ... ; ... and impossible maps ; Atlantis back on the map --
8. Aeons ago. Past and present ; From the bottom ; The regrowth of astronomy ; The old order ; Two suns ; Stone circles --
9. Slices of time. Instant coal ; Crisis and catastrophe ; Ice ages ; Sea and air reversals ; A change in the weather ; Layer on layer ; Update --
10. The birth of planets. Problem and questions ; Time scales ; Formation of the solar system --
11. Summary.
Responsibility: Peter Warlow.

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