The Chronologers' Quest: The Search For The Age Of The Earth - Patrick Wyse Jackson
Cambridge University Press (2006)
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Geochronometry, Geological time

The debate over the age of the Earth has been ongoing for over two thousand years, and has pitted physicists and astronomers against biologists, religious philosophers against geologists. The Chronologers' Quest tells the fascinating story of our attempts to determine the age of the Earth. This book investigates the many novel methods used in the search for the Earth's age, from James Ussher and John Lightfoot examining biblical chronologies, Comte de Buffon and Lord Kelvin determining the length of time for the cooling of the Earth, to the more recent investigations of Arthur Holmes and Clair Patterson into radioactive dating of rocks and meteorites. The Chronologers' Quest is a readable account of the measurement of geological time. It will be of great interest to a wide range of readers, from those with little scientific background, to students and scientists in a wide range of the earth sciences.

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LoC Classification QE508 .W97 2006
Dewey 550
Format Hardcover
Cover Price 35,00 €
No. of Pages 310
Height x Width 231 x 157 mm
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