The Ice Finders: How a Poet, a Professor, and a Politician Discovered the Ice Age

The Ice Finders: How a Poet, a Professor, and a Politician Discovered the Ice Age

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by Edmund Blair Bolles
     
 

ISBN-10: 1582431019

ISBN-13: 9781582431017

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

The surprising story of three ambitious men and how their clash of egos, ignorance, and imaginations led to the discovery of the Ice Age.

Louis Agassiz (1807—1873), extraordinary Swiss scientist and professor, conceived of the Ice Age and then spent decades trying to persuade other scientists he had not gone mad. Charles Lyell (1797—1875) was his

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The surprising story of three ambitious men and how their clash of egos, ignorance, and imaginations led to the discovery of the Ice Age.

Louis Agassiz (1807—1873), extraordinary Swiss scientist and professor, conceived of the Ice Age and then spent decades trying to persuade other scientists he had not gone mad. Charles Lyell (1797—1875) was his century�s most influential geologist and a master politician among his fellow scientists. His scientific principles said an Ice Age was impossible, even after his eyes showed him it was real. Elisha Kent Kane (1820—1857), an adventurer trapped for two winters at the top of Greenland, wrote a poetic description of a harsh and frozen landscape. His reports portrayed previously unimaginable great ice and set the stage for the story�s unexpected outcome.

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ISBN-13:
9781582431017
Publisher:
Counterpoint Press
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.05(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.66(d)

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