Theories of the Earth and Universe: A History of Dogma in the Earth Sciences

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Theories of the Earth and Universe: A History of Dogma in the Earth Sciences
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Author Samuel Warren Carey
Published 1988
Publisher Stanford University Press
Pages 436
ISBN 0804713642

The classic book. This book is about the history of geology and its theories. Carey, long-time professor in Tasmania, reviews the problems seemingly always encountered when new ideas (whether about fossils or mountain building) displace old ones. An early adherent of the idea of continental movement over the earth's surface, Carey ascribes such movement to an expanding earth rather than to movement over its own substrata, as is generally accepted. There is an amazing amount of information for general readers to devour in this fine volume. (Illustrations not seen.) R.G. Schipf, Univ. of Montana Lib., Missoula

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