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The Resource Four revolutions in the earth sciences : from heresy to truth, James Lawrence Powell

Four revolutions in the earth sciences : from heresy to truth, James Lawrence Powell

Label
Four revolutions in the earth sciences : from heresy to truth
Title
Four revolutions in the earth sciences
Title remainder
from heresy to truth
Statement of responsibility
James Lawrence Powell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Over the course of the twentieth century, scientists came to accept four counterintuitive yet fundamental facts about the Earth: deep time, continental drift, meteorite impact, and global warming. This scientific history describes the evolution of these four ideas from heresy to truth, showing how science works in practice and how it inevitably corrects the mistakes of its practitioners. Scientists can be wrong, but they do not stay wrong. In the process, astonishing ideas are born, tested, and over time take root
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Powell, James Lawrence
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Geology
  • Geological time
  • Continental drift
  • Meteoritic hypothesis
  • Global warming
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Continental drift
  • Geological time
  • Geology
  • Global warming
  • Meteoritic hypothesis
Label
Four revolutions in the earth sciences : from heresy to truth, James Lawrence Powell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. I DEEP TIME -- The Abyss of Time -- A Great Mistake Has Been Made -- The Bank of Time -- Account Overdrawn -- Strange Rays -- An Hourglass of Great Precision -- Geochronology -- Duck Soup -- pt. II CONTINENTAL DRIFT AND PLATE TECTONICS -- An Idea to Pursue -- A Very Trusting Man -- Dead on Arrival -- Geologists Unite Against Heresy -- Continental Drift: Not Even Wrong -- Postwar Surprises -- Wandering Poles or Drifting Continents? -- The Final Confrontation -- Spreading Seafloors -- HypotHESSes -- The Discovery of the Century -- All This Rubbish -- pt. III METEORITE IMPACT -- A Trivial Process -- To Hunt a Star -- The Moon's Face -- Rosetta Stone -- To a Rocky Moon -- Worlds in Collision -- Dinosaur Killer -- Out with a Bang -- Cosmic Pinball -- pt. IV GLOBAL WARMING -- Origins of the CO2 Theory -- Tedious Calculations of Extraordinary Interest -- Destructive Criticism -- A Unique Experiment of Planetary Dimensions -- Giant Brains
  • Note continued: Warming Is Unequivocal -- From Heresy to Truth
Control code
ocn894791171
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (385 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231538459
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40024560402
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 413d756e-b8db-45d3-bd91-5376319c8731
  • 22573/ctt13k0tnv
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)894791171
Label
Four revolutions in the earth sciences : from heresy to truth, James Lawrence Powell
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. I DEEP TIME -- The Abyss of Time -- A Great Mistake Has Been Made -- The Bank of Time -- Account Overdrawn -- Strange Rays -- An Hourglass of Great Precision -- Geochronology -- Duck Soup -- pt. II CONTINENTAL DRIFT AND PLATE TECTONICS -- An Idea to Pursue -- A Very Trusting Man -- Dead on Arrival -- Geologists Unite Against Heresy -- Continental Drift: Not Even Wrong -- Postwar Surprises -- Wandering Poles or Drifting Continents? -- The Final Confrontation -- Spreading Seafloors -- HypotHESSes -- The Discovery of the Century -- All This Rubbish -- pt. III METEORITE IMPACT -- A Trivial Process -- To Hunt a Star -- The Moon's Face -- Rosetta Stone -- To a Rocky Moon -- Worlds in Collision -- Dinosaur Killer -- Out with a Bang -- Cosmic Pinball -- pt. IV GLOBAL WARMING -- Origins of the CO2 Theory -- Tedious Calculations of Extraordinary Interest -- Destructive Criticism -- A Unique Experiment of Planetary Dimensions -- Giant Brains
  • Note continued: Warming Is Unequivocal -- From Heresy to Truth
Control code
ocn894791171
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (385 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231538459
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40024560402
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 413d756e-b8db-45d3-bd91-5376319c8731
  • 22573/ctt13k0tnv
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)894791171

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