A Brief History of Geology

A Brief History of Geology

by Kieran D. O'Hara


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107176188
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/19/2018
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Kieran D. O'Hara is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Kentucky. He has published more than 40 articles in international journals and has received numerous research awards from the American National Science Foundation. He taught geology at undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of Kentucky for thirty years. His other books include Cave Art and Climate Change (2014) and Earth Resources and Environmental Impacts (2014).

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Major nineteenth-century players; 2. Towards a geologic time scale; 3. A vestige of a beginning: the age of the Earth; 4. The origin of Igneous rocks; 5. Tectonics in crisis; 6. Continental drift; 7. Plate tectonics; 8. Isotope and trace element geology; 9. Ice ages and ice cores; 10. Geology and evolution of the Moon; 11. Welcome to the anthropocene: a man-made epoch?; 12. The structure of geological revolutions; Index.

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