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New Catastrophism

D Ager

New Catastrophism

D Ager

$120.00

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Rare and violent events through geological time are the theme of this readable and thought-provoking view of the Earth's history. The evidence for such episodes and rare 'catastrophic' happenings has been gleaned from the geological record of the author's travels all over the world. Such events are shown to dominate the gradual and continuous processes that we see in the record of the history of the Earth. From hurricanes to episodic evolution, from colliding continents to asteroid impacts - the importance of these events is presented with many illustrations, both pictorial and anecdotal. Jargon-free and entertaining, the ideas presented in this book will stimulate the student, provoke the professional and provide an enjoyable read for all.

- Publisher 'The writing is jargon-free, which makes the book accessible to a wider public than just students and professionals.' New Scientist

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About "New Catastrophism"

Rare and violent events through geological time are the theme of this readable and thought-provoking view of the Earth's history. The evidence for such episodes and rare 'catastrophic' happenings has been gleaned from the geological record of the author's travels all over the world. Such events are shown to dominate the gradual and continuous processes that we see in the record of the history of the Earth. From hurricanes to episodic evolution, from colliding continents to asteroid impacts - the importance of these events is presented with many illustrations, both pictorial and anecdotal. Jargon-free and entertaining, the ideas presented in this book will stimulate the student, provoke the professional and provide an enjoyable read for all.
- Publisher

'The writing is jargon-free, which makes the book accessible to a wider public than just students and professionals.' New Scientist
- Publisher

Table Of Contents

  • 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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  • Catalogue Code 110507
  • Product Code 0521483581
  • EAN 9780521483582
  • Pages 252
  • Department Academic
  • Category Science
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Jan 1995
  • Dimensions 239 x 190 x 14 mm
  • Weight 0.439kg

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