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Understanding the Earth: a Reader in the Earth Sciences;

Gass, I. G., With Peter Smith, And R.C. L. Wilson, (Editors);

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ISBN 10: 0262570246 / ISBN 13: 9780262570244
Edité par 1971, 1971
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat : Very Good Couverture rigide
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Very Good Very good MIT Press; Hardcover, dust was evidently glued inside boards, re moved, leav ing pieces of jacket copy; small tear to cloth at bottom of spi ne; otherwis e in very good condition with clean text, tight binding; N° de réf. du libraire 13380

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Titre : Understanding the Earth: a Reader in the ...

Éditeur : 1971

Date d'édition : 1971

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Very Good

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

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During the past decade, research by oceanographic geophysicists which has led to the wide acceptance that continents drift about the face of the earth and to the concept of sea-floor spreading has culminated in an all-embracing theory known as 'plate tectonics.' This theory draws sea-floor spreading, continental drift, crustal structures, and world patterns of seismic and volcanic activity together as aspects of one coherent picture. Not only does it explain geophysical evidence and provide a framework within which geological data accumulated over the past two centuries can be fitted; it has also taken the Earth sciences to the stage where they can explain what has happened in the past and what is happening at the present time, and predict what will happen in the future.In addition, the book covers other currently exciting advances in the Earth sciences such as the accurate dating of rocks by radiometric methods; the Earth's internal composition, magnetic field, heat and internal temperatures; the Chandler Wobble; meteorites; and the Earth-Moon system. Three final chapters illustrate the role of the Earth sciences in society: earthquake prediction and modification, nuclear explosions and earthquakes, and a cautionary yet illuminating account of the Mohole project, which became "perhaps the greatest fiasco in the history of science."Although the book is arranged in a sequence the editors feel is a logical one for straightforward reading, each chapter is self-contained and is introduced by a brief explanatory preface.

About the Author:

David Pingree, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences since 1971, is University Professor in the department of the history of mathematics at Brown University. He teaches about the transmission of science between cultures, and his publications include many editions of astronomical, astrological, and magical works in Akkadian, Arabic, Greek, Latin, and Sanskrit. Most recently he has written "Arabic Astronomy in Sanskrit" (with T. Kusuba, 2002), "Astral Sciences in Mesopotamia" (with H. Hunger, 1999), and "Babylonian Planetary Omens" (with E. Reiner, 1998).

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