Earth cycles : a historical perspective

Oldroyd, D. R. (David Roger)
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  • Creator David Oldroyd
  • Format Books
  • Publication Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006.
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  • Physical Details
    • xiv, 234 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
  • ISBNs 0313332290, 9780313332296
  • OCLC ocm64335762


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [207]-224) and index.


  • Introduction: thinking in cycles -- Ideas of geocycles from the ancient world to the renaissance -- Straightforward 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, basins, and sediments -- The earth, the solar system, cycles, and glaciation -- Cycles in the strata: cyclothems -- Sequence stratigraphy and eustasy -- The geomagnetic timescale and related matters -- Geochemical cycling -- Themes and variations
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