The Abyss of Time: Changing Conceptions of the Earth's Antiquity After the Sixteenth Century

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Courier Corporation, 26 de des. 2002 - 251 pàgines
Accessible, entertaining work addresses Earth's age as it explores the work of Hooke, Buffon, Lyell, Cuvier, Darwin, Agassiz, and others, detailing discoveries that led to knowledge of Earth's astonishing antiquity — from Steno's contemplation of fossilized shark's teeth in 1666 through Holmes' time scales of 1960. Nominated for the American Book Award. 29 black-and-white illustrations.
 

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Maltas Cradle
25
Mr Hooke
42
H0okes illustrations of ammonites
49
Thomas Burnet
60
Benoit de Maillet
69
The Great Tree Life
162
A Numhers Game
186
I6 Radiometric Dating
200
World Enough and Time
214
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