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Earth cycles : a historical perspective

Author: D R Oldroyd
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006.
Series: Greenwood guides to great ideas in science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Shows the importance of the history of geological cycles for understanding earth sciences today."--Jacket.

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Genre/Form: Zeittafel
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oldroyd, D.R. (David Roger).
Earth cycles.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D R Oldroyd
ISBN: 0313332290 9780313332296
OCLC Number: 64335762
Description: xiv, 234 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm.
Contents: Introduction: thinking in cycles --
Ideas of geocycles from the ancient world to the renaissance --
Straightforward thinking about the earth --
Robert Hooke and the first testable-in-principle theory of geological cycles --
The founder of geology? James Hutton and the geostrophic cycle, and a French cyclist --
Charles Lyell: an earth always changing but ever the same --
Cycling in the landscape --
Mountains, basins, and sediments --
The earth, the solar system, cycles, and glaciation --
Cycles in the strata: cyclothems --
Sequence stratigraphy and eustasy --
The geomagnetic timescale and related matters --
Geochemical cycling --
Themes and variations.
Series Title: Greenwood guides to great ideas in science.
Responsibility: David Oldroyd.
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One concept that greatly aided the scientific advance of the earth sciences was that of geological cycles. This work traces the history of this concept from the ancient philosophers to the modern  Read more...


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"The book examines the historical and theoretical contexts for the development of cyclic theories in the geosciences (chapters 1-6); the practical utilization of cyclic theories in the geosciences, Read more...

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