The Chronologers' Quest: The Search for the Age of the Earth

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The Chronologers' Quest: The Search for the Age of the Earth - Jackson, Patrick Wyse
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The debate over the age of the Earth has been ongoing for over two thousand years, and has pitted physicists and astronomers against biologists, and religious philosophers against geologists. The Chronologers' Quest tells the fascinating story of our attempts to determine the age of the Earth. This book investigates the many novel methods used in the search for the Earth's age, from James Ussher and John Lightfoot examining biblical chronologies, and from Comte de Buffon and Lord Kelvin determining the length of time for ...

The Chronologers' Quest: The Search for the Age of the Earth 2018, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781108462532

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