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A History of Geology

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"By far the best short introduction to the history of geology in printÐÐor out of it, for that matter.  There is simply no other one-volume introduction to the whole sweep of the history of geology that one can safely recommend to students. More than that, Gohau's perspective is refreshingly global. The English edition is more than just a translation:  the Carozzis and the author have collaborated to clarify and expand the work and to include the notes omitted from the original French edition."ÐÐMartin Rudwick

"Gohau explains, rather than recounts. Readers will be well-served by the author's care in setting the broader intellectual context that surrounded an idea or a person. Informative and stimulating at the same time . . . the book deserves a wide audience."ÐÐKennard B.  Bork, Earth Sciences History

" Designed primarily with the student and general reader in mind . . . this . . . admirably compact and informative . . . account of the history of geology  merits the attention of scholars as well. It succeeds both as a concise introduction to the subject and as an interpretive essay on some of its main themes."ÐÐKenneth Taylor, Isis

This book is by far the best history of geology available. It begins with the Greeks and ends with continental drift and plate tectonics. Gabriel Gohau also looks at the early theories of the formation of the world and then moves to philosophical debates over mountains, fossils, the Flood, volcanoes, and cycles of earth history that preoccupied the geologists and biologists of the late eighteenth and nineteenth century. After discussing the late nineteenth-century consolidation of theories about the mechanisms of changes in the earth, he concludes with an account of twentieth century geology's scientific revolution.

    

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Gohau looks at the early theories of the formation of the world and then moves to philosophical debates over mountains, fossils, the Flood, volcanoes, and cycles of earth history that preoccupied the geologists and biologists of the late 18th and 19th century. He concludes with an account of 20th century geology's scientific revolution. Revised and translated from the French (Editions La Decouverte, 1987).
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Synopsis:

This book is by far the best history of geology available. It begins with the Greeks and ends with continental drift and plate tectonics. Gabriel Gohau also looks at the early theories of the formation of the world and then moves to philosophical debates over mountains, fossils, the Flood, volcanoes, and cycles of earth history that preoccupied the geologists and biologists of the late eighteenth and nineteenth century. After discussing the late nineteenth-century consolidation of theories about the mechanisms of changes in the earth, he concludes with an account of twentieth century geology's scientific revolution.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-241) and index.

About the Author

Gabriel Gohau, an active member of the French Committee for the History of Geology, teaches science in St. Cloud, France. His Histoire de la géologie was originally published in a shorter version by Editions La Decouverte in 1987. The translators, Albert V. Carozzi and Marguerite Carozzi, are also distinguished historians of geology and the translators of many books on geology and its history. The translation has been supported by a grant from the French Ministry of Culture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813516660
Translator:
Carozzi, Marguerite
Translator:
Carozzi, Albert V.
Translator:
Carozzi, Marguerite
Author:
Gohau, Gabriel
Author:
Carozzi, Albert V.
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Location:
New Brunwick :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Subject:
Geology -- History.
Subject:
Earth Sciences - General
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Geology-General
Subject:
General science
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
ch. G
Publication Date:
19910431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
259
Dimensions:
5.9 x 9.1 in 0.94 lb

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This book is by far the best history of geology available. It begins with the Greeks and ends with continental drift and plate tectonics. Gabriel Gohau also looks at the early theories of the formation of the world and then moves to philosophical debates over mountains, fossils, the Flood, volcanoes, and cycles of earth history that preoccupied the geologists and biologists of the late eighteenth and nineteenth century. After discussing the late nineteenth-century consolidation of theories about the mechanisms of changes in the earth, he concludes with an account of twentieth century geology's scientific revolution.

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