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The Earth Inside and Out: Some Major Contributions to Geology in the Twentieth Century Andrew R. MacKenzie

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

Andrew R. MacKenzie

Published January 1st 2002
ISBN : 9781862390966
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369 pages
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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.