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The rocks don't lie : a geologist investigates Noah's flood

Author: David R Montgomery
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A MacArthur Fellow presents a surprising perspective on Noah's Flood and how the mystery of the Bible's greatest story shaped geology.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David R Montgomery
ISBN: 9780393082395 0393082393 9780393346244 0393346242
OCLC Number: 759908800
Description: xiv, 302 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Buddha's dam : discovering evidence for an immense Tibetan flood shows the author that folktales can have an element of truth --
2. A grand canyon : a hike out of the deepest hole in North America reveals Earth's antiquity and fundamental problems with the creationist view of earth history --
3. Bones in the mountains : early Christians see evidence for Noah's flood in fossils and rocks --
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4. World in ruins : seventeenth-century savants lay the foundation for modern geology through imaginative theories of how God triggered the flood --
5. A mammoth problem : recognition of fossils as the bones of extinct animals invalidates grand flood theories --
6. The test of time : an eighteenth-century Scottish farmer discovers geologic time and Christians reinterpret Genesis to accommodate an ancient world --
7. Catastrophic revelations : nineteenth-century geologists refute the idea of a global flood as the most recent of a series of world-shattering catastrophes --
8. Fragmented stories : an introverted Englishman zealously reassembles cuneiform puzzles, proving that the biblical flood story is a Babylonian hand-me-down --
9. Recycled tales : scholars uncover the evolution of the Bible as anthropologists probe the roots of flood stories around the world --
10. Dinosaurs in paradise : a trip to the Creation Museum sheds light on the twentieth-century resurrection of creationism --
11. The heretic's flood : a geologist rediscovers grand catastrophes and creationist refuse to believe geologists have discovered Noah's flood --
12. Phantom deluge : modern creationists recycle seventeenth-century ideas to explain geological problems and miss the plate tectonics revolution --
13. The nature of faith : the way we read earth history shapes how we see the world.
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