The Earth Inside and Out: Some Major Contributions to Geology in the Twentieth Century

By: Oldroyd, David R. (ed.)

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Previous owner's signatures on front endpaper. Small 1/4" knock to page edges, affecting half a dozen leaves slightly. ; vi, 369 pages. Pictorial papered boards. Page dimensions: 248 x 170mm. Illustrated. "The book offers a conspectus of important developments in the earth sciences in the twentieth century. The introductory essay considers features of twentieth-century geoscience as a whole (and science more generally), including general trends within geology and its associated disciplines; and it reviews secondary literature on twentieth-century geology. The contributed essays span detailed discussions of particular issues, such as the application of the phase rule to metamorphic petrology; surveys of fields such as sedimentology and palynology; delineation of broad fields such as planetary geology, mathematical geology, and metamorphic geology; discussions of individual scientists contributions (Norman Bowen, Arthur Holmes, Victor Goldschmidt, and Marie Tharp); an oral history account of the emergence of terrane theory; discussions of trends or problems within fields such as geomagnetism and stratigraphy; the social context of geology as regards palaeontological collecting and some of the Russian responses to the advent of plate-tectonic theory." - from blurb on rear cover. Various contributors. Introduction: writing about twentieth century geology D R Oldroyd. Geology: from an earth to a planetary science in the twentieth century U Marvin. From graphical display to dynamic model: mathematical geology in the earth sciences in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries R J Howarth. Norman Levi Bowen (1887-1956) and igneous rock diversity D A Young. Metamorphism today: new science, old problems J L R Touret T G Nijand. Metamorphism and thermodynamics: the formative years B Fritscher. Arthur Holmes' unifying theory: from radioactivity to continental drift C L E Lewis. Russian geology and the plate-tectonics revolution A G Ryabukhin V E Khain. Plates tectonics, terranes and continental geology H E Le Grand. Marie Tharp, oceanographic cartographer, and her contributions to the revolution in the earth sciences C Barton. From terrestrial magnetism to geomagnetism: disciplinary transformation in the twentieth century G A Good. Sedimentology: from single grains to recent and past environments - some trends in sedimentology in the twentieth century E Seibold I Seibold . 'As chimney-sweepers, come to dust': a history of palynology to 1970 W A S Sarjeant. Collecting, conservation, and conservatism: late twentieth-century developments in the culture of British geology S J Knell. ; Geological Society Special Publication 192; 4to

Title: The Earth Inside and Out: Some Major Contributions to Geology in the Twentieth Century

Author Name: Oldroyd, David R. (ed.)

Categories: Geology,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, The Geological Society: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 12829