Earth cycles : a historical perspective / David Oldroyd.

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Published: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, c2006.
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Series:Greenwood guides to great ideas in science
Format: Book
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Thinking in cycles
  • Ideas of geocycles from the ancient world to the renaissance
  • Straight-forward thinking about the earth
  • Robert Hooke and the first testable-in-principle theory of geological cycles
  • The founder of geology? James Hutton and the geostrophic cycle and a French cyclist
  • Charles Lyell: an earth always changing but ever the same
  • Cycling in the landscape
  • Mountains and basins
  • The earth, the solar system, cycles, and glaciation
  • Cycles in the strata: cyclothems
  • Sequence stratigraphy and eustasy
  • The geomagnetic cycle
  • Geochemical cycling
  • Themes and variations.