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Author Oldroyd, D. R. (David Roger)
Title Earth cycles : a historical perspective / David Oldroyd.
Published Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006.
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Description xiv, 234 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm.
Series Greenwood guides to great ideas in science
Greenwood guides to great ideas in science.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-224) and index.
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.
Summary "Shows the importance of the history of geological cycles for understanding earth sciences today."--Jacket.
Subject Geology -- Periodicity.
Geological time.
Geology -- Philosophy.
Related To Online version: Oldroyd, D.R. (David Roger) Earth cycles. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006 (OCoLC)648274121
ISBN 0313332290 (alk. paper)
9780313332296 (alk. paper)
OCLC number 64335762