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The age of the earth : from 4004 BC to AD 2002

Author: Cherry Lewis; Simon J Knell; Geological Society of London.
Publisher: London : Geological Society, 2001.
Series: Geological Society special publication, no. 190.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Age of the earth.
London : Geological Society, 2001
(OCoLC)647413998
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cherry Lewis; Simon J Knell; Geological Society of London.
ISBN: 1862390932 9781862390935
OCLC Number: 48570033
Notes: Based on 'Celebrating the age of the earth', the Geological Society's William Smith Millennium Meeting, June 2000-Pref.
Description: viii, 288 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
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.
Series Title: Geological Society special publication, no. 190.
Responsibility: edited by C.L.E. Lewis & S.J. Knell.

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