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Earth's Deep History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 392

Earth's Deep History

Earth has been witness to mammoths and dinosaurs, global ice ages, continents colliding or splitting apart, and comets and asteroids crashing catastrophically to the surface, as well as the birth of humans who are curious to understand it. But how was all this discovered? How was the evidence for it collected and interpreted? And what kinds of people have sought to reconstruct this past that no human witnessed or recorded? In this sweeping and accessible book, Martin J. S. Rudwick, the premier historian of the Earth sciences, tells the gripping human story of the gradual realization that the Earth’s history has not only been unimaginably long but also astonishingly eventful. Rudwick begins...

To the Death
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 182

To the Death

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1984
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Young Lysander McCowan promises his crippled friend Don Carlos and his beloved Esperanza that he and his brothers will defend the million-acre Montoncillo Ranch against corrupt land speculators

Histoire de Grecia, 2
  • Language: es

Histoire de Grecia, 2

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1859
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Historia de Grecia
  • Language: es
  • Pages: 365

Historia de Grecia

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1859
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Thinking about the Earth
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 410

Thinking about the Earth

Not quite a history of geology, Thinking about the Earth is a history of the geological tradition of Western science. Beginning with a discussion of "organic" views of the earth in ancient cultures, David Oldroyd traverses such topics as "mechanical" and "historicist" views of the earth, map-work, chemical analyses of rocks and minerals, geomorphology, experimental petrology, seismology, theories of mountain building, and geochemistry. He brings us back to the idea that the earth may, in a sense, be regarded as a living entity, or at least that life is an essential feature of its behavior. Oldroyd offers a broad-brush contribution to the history of ideas and theories about the earth, providi...

New Mexico cemeteries
  • Language: en

New Mexico cemeteries

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1991
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Science in Denmark
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 607

Science in Denmark

Although Denmark, a small country on the European periphery, has only made a modest contribution to decisive progress in scientific research on the international arena, there have nevertheless been numerous significant Danish contributions, and naturally this present work describes these high points. While the high points are represented by scientists like Tycho Brahe, H.C. Ørsted and Niels Bohr, this publication distances itself from prevailing heroic presentations by putting weight on the dependence of these scientists on a wide-ranging professional network, as well as close contacts to private patrons, the state and other sponsors. Even though splendid pinnacles are also to be found, the...

A Natural History of Time
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 481

A Natural History of Time

The quest to pinpoint the age of the Earth is nearly as old as humanity itself. For most of history, people trusted mythology or religion to provide the answer, even though nature abounds with clues to the past of the Earth and the stars. In A Natural History of Time, geophysicist Pascal Richet tells the fascinating story of how scientists and philosophers examined those clues and from them built a chronological scale that has made it possible to reconstruct the history of nature itself. Richet begins his story with mythological traditions, which were heavily influenced by the seasons and almost uniformly viewed time cyclically. The linear history promulgated by Judaism, with its story of cr...

Steno and the Philosophers
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 304

Steno and the Philosophers

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-02-08
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  • Publisher: BRILL

An account of the life and works of the Danish scientist and theologian Nicolas Steno (1638-1686), who played a crucial role in the intellectual networks amongst philosophers and natural scientists in the late seventeenth century.

The American Medical Lexicon
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 30

The American Medical Lexicon

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1811
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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