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Greene, Mott T. 1945-

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Works: 15 works in 68 publications in 2 languages and 3,390 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Academic theses  Juvenile works  Educational films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Children's films  Short films 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: QE11, 550.9034
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Most widely held works by Mott T Greene
Geology in the nineteenth century : changing views of a changing world by Mott T Greene( file )
21 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 1,480 libraries worldwide
In this clear and comprehensive introduction to developments in geological theory during the nineteenth century, Mott T. Greene asserts that the standard accounts of nineteenth-century geology, which dwell on the work of Anglo-American scientists, have obscured the important contributions of Continental geologists; he balances this traditional emphasis with a close study of the innovations of the French, German, Austro-Hungarian, and Swiss geologists whose comprehensive theory of earth history actually dominated geological thought of the time. Greene's account of the Continental scientists places the history of geology in a new light: it demonstrates that scientific interest in the late nineteenth century shifted from uniform and steady processes to periodic and cyclic events--rather than the other way around, as the Anglo-American view has represented it. He also puts continental drift theory in its context, showing that it was not a revolutionary idea but one that emerged naturally from the Continental geologists' foremost subject of study-the origin of mountains, oceans, and continents. A careful inquiry into the nature of geology as a field poised between natural history and physical science, Geology in the Nineteenth Century will interest students and scholars of geology, geophysics, and geography as well as intellectual historians and historians of science
Alfred Wegener : science, exploration, and the theory of continental drift by Mott T Greene( file )
14 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and Bengali and held by 1,371 libraries worldwide
"The author of the theory of continental drift - the direct ancestor of the modern theory of plate tectonics and one of the key scientific concepts of the past century - Wegener also made major contributions to geology, geophysics, astronomy, geodesy, atmospheric physics, meteorology, and glaciology. Remarkably, he completed this pathbreaking work while grappling variously with financial difficulty, war, economic depression, scientific isolation, illness, and injury. He ultimately died of overexertion on a journey to probe the Greenland icecap and calculate its rate of drift. Greene places Wegener's upbringing and theoretical advances in earth science in the context of his brilliantly eclectic career, bringing Wegener to life by analyzing his published scientific work, delving into all of his surviving letters and journals, and tracing both his passionate commitment to science and his thrilling experiences as a polar explorer, a military officer during World War I, and a world-record-setting balloonist."--Publisher description
Natural knowledge in preclassical antiquity by Mott T Greene( Book )
15 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 507 libraries worldwide
Major developments in geotectonic theory between 1800 and 1912 by Mott T Greene( Archival Material )
7 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Cornell History of Science : Geology in the Nineteenth Century : Changing Views of a Changing World by Mott T Greene( file )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The lab and the flag : science, democracy, and a new worldview : a lecture by Mott T Greene( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
What cannot be said in science by Mott T Greene( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
Alfred Wegener and the origin of lunar craters by Mott T Greene( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Animated life series ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"These five short films, produced in conjunction with The New York Times, bring to life five historical scientific discoveries and the people behind them: Alfred Russel Wallace and his contribution to the concept of natural selection; Antonie van Leeuwenhoek's microscope; Alfred Wegener and the idea of continental drift; Mary Leakey and the Laetoli footprints; and Marjorie Courtenay Latimer's discovery of the coelacanth "fossil fish."--Publisher
Writing scientific biography by Mott T Greene( Article )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
History of geology by Mott T Greene( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Oceanography's double life by Mott T Greene( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
Mechanism : a tool, not a tyrant by Mott T Greene( Article )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Hig achiever : the discovery of the stratosphere alid the foundations of geophysics by Mott T Greene( Article )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Major developments in geotectonic theory between 1800-1912 by Mott T Greene( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Greene, Mott 1945-
Greene, Mott Tuthill 1945-
Mott Greene
Mott Greene US-amerikanischer Wissenschaftshistoriker
Mott T. Greene American historian
Mott T. Greene Amerikaans historicus
Mott T. Greene historiador estadounidense
Mott T. Greene historiador estatunidenc
Mott T. Greene historiador estauxunidense
Mott T. Greene US-amerikanischer Wissenschaftshistoriker
Languages
English (63)
Bengali (2)
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