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Earth Science

Humans have been grappling with the nature of the planet on which they live since the dawn of their imagination. Although Earth science is typically seen as an "umbrella" term for a number of sciences, the 20th… (See Below for Full Description)
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Humans have been grappling with the nature of the planet on which they live since the dawn of their imagination. Although Earth science is typically seen as an "umbrella" term for a number of sciences, the 20th century ushered in the development of such fields as geochemistry, biogeochemistry, marine geology, and paleoceanography, forever changing and enhancing the study of Earth science.

Earth Science: Decade by Decade explores this expansive field and examines the scientific and technologic advances that occurred during the 20th century. Chronicling such key events as Arthur Holmes' establishment of the geologic timescale, Alfred Wegener's theory of continental drift, the scientific discovery of plate tectonics, seismological discoveries that revealed Earth's inner structures, and geologic and paleontological discoveries that have changed how Earth scientists view the evolution of life on this planet, this essential volume monitors the progress of geoscientists as they continue to piece together Earth's vast history, its current state of affairs, and what this means for life in the future.

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ISBN-13 978-0-8160-5533-3
ISBN-10 816055335
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-0979-4
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Twentieth-Century Science
Author Christina Reed
Publication Date 2/1/2008
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Facts On File
Specifications Black-and-white photographs and line illustrations. Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Glossary. Further reading. Cross-references. Chronologies. Sidebars.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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