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The New Catastrophism

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Januar 1995

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

A re-examination of earth history in terms of rare and violent events through geological time.


Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction; 1. A much misunderstood man; 2. Magnolias and marigolds: hippos and hiatuses; 3. Modern terrestrial deposits; 4. Ancient terrestrial deposits; 5. Modern shorelines; 6. Ancient shorelines; 7. Ancient platform deposits; 8. Off-shore deposits, ancient and modern; 9. Sudden storms are short; 10. Evolution by accident; 11. Periodic plutonism; 12. It's the only present we've got!; 13. Jupiter or Pluto?

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'The writing is jargon-free, which makes the book accessible to a wider public than just students and professionals.' New Scientist 'His new work shares with its predecessor the qualities of originality, readability and seminality. I thoroughly recommend it.' Nature
EAN: 9780521483582
ISBN: 0521483581
Untertitel: The Importance of the Rare Event in Geological History. 91 b/w illus. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 1995
Seitenanzahl: 252 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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