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Time's arrow, time's cycle : myth and metaphor in the discovery of geological time

Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1987.
Series: Jerusalem-Harvard lectures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author of The Flamingo's Smile and Ever Since Darwin explores here the discovery of "deep time", the vastness of earth's history--a history so ancient that we can comprehend it only as metaphor.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gould, Stephen Jay.
Time's arrow, time's cycle.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1987
(OCoLC)646824555
Named Person: Thomas Burnet; James Hutton; Charles Lyell, Sir; Thomas Burnet; James Hutton; Charles Lyell, Sir; Charles Lyell, Sir; Thomas Burnet; James Hutton; Charles Lyell
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Jay Gould
ISBN: 0674891988 9780674891982 0674891996 9780674891999
OCLC Number: 14818882
Description: xiii, 222 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The discovery of deep time --
Thomas Burnet's battleground of time --
James Hutton's theory of the Earth : a machine without a history --
Charles Lyell, historian of time's cycle --
Boundaries.
Series Title: Jerusalem-Harvard lectures.
Responsibility: Stephen Jay Gould.

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In �this book�, Gould has turned to the history of geology, a field very close to his main concerns as a paleontologist. He offers a revisionist historical account of the discovery of geological Read more...

 
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