Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

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Over the course of the twentieth century, scientists came to accept four counterintuitive yet fundamental facts about the Earth: deep time, continental drift, meteorite impact, and global warming. When first suggested, each proposition violated scientific orthodoxy and was quickly denounced as scientific--and sometimes religious--heresy. Nevertheless, after decades of rejection, scientists came to accept each theory. The stories behind these four discoveries reflect more than the fascinating push and pull of scientific ...

Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth 2014, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231164481

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