A Brief History of Geology

Author: Kieran D. O'Hara
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107176182
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Approximately 200 years of the history of the development of the study of geology.

A History of Geology

Author: Gabriel Gohau
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813516660
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Provides a history of the earth science and describes how this field is becoming a more global study of the planet as a whole due to the shifting of continents

James Hutton and the History of Geology

Author: Dennis R. Dean
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801426667
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In James Hutton and the History of Geology, Dennis R. Dean provides a more accurate and complete account of Hutton?s major geological writings than any that has hitherto appeared. He examines the growth and development of Hutton?s thought in the light of his training and experience in medicine, agriculture, and philosophy, locating him within the intellectual milieux of Edinburgh at the height of the Scottish Enlightenment.

The Role of Women in the History of Geology

Author: Cynthia V. Burek
Publisher: Geological Society of London
ISBN: 9781862392274
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Where were the women in Geology? This book is a first as it unravels the diverse roles women have played in the history and development of geology as a science predominantly in the UK, Ireland and Australia, and selectively in Germany, Russia and US. The volume covers the period from the late eighteenth century to the present day and shows how the roles that women have played changed with time. These included illustrators, museum collectors and curators, educationalists, researchers and geologists. Originally as wives, sisters or mothers many were assistants to their male relatives. This book looks at all these forgotten women and for the first time historians and scientists together explore the contribution they made to this male-dominated subject. There are individual profiles on remarkable women: Catherine Raisin, Dorothea Bate, Cuvier's daughters, Grace Prestwich, Annie Greenly, Nancy Kirk, Margaret Crosfield, Ethel Skeat, Maria Ogivlie Gordon, Marie Stopes, Anne Phillips, Muriel Arber and Etheldred Bennett. Pulling together this extensive research uncovered common issues and generated emergent themes. The Editors have brought this new research together under these themes and tried to answer the question Where were the women in Geology? They go on to discuss how these role models can be applicable to today's society.

Geology at the University of Manchester

Author: David Vaughan
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 178901977X
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Geology has been taught at what became the University of Manchester since 1851 when W.C. Williamson was appointed as the first Professor. (He was also Professor of Botany and Zoology in the early years and a medical doctor specialising in ear surgery!)

Geologie der Alpen

Author: O. Adrian Pfiffner
Publisher: UTB
ISBN: 3825284166
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Die Alpen spielen in der Geschichte der Geologie eine zentrale Rolle. In diesem Gebirge können die unterschiedlichsten geologischen Phänomene besonders gut beobachtet werden. Dieses Buch gibt zuerst den modernen plattentektonischen Rahmen. Anschließend werden die Gesteinsverbände des kristallinen Grundgebirges sowie der paläozoischen, mesozoischen und känozoischen Sedimentabfolgen diskutiert. Der tektonische Bau von Jura bis Po-Becken wird samt Tiefenstruktur, Metamorphose und orogener Entwicklung beleuchtet. Die jüngste geologische Geschichte schließlich geht auf die pliozänen Flusssysteme, die großen pleistozänen Vereisungen, die Landschaftsgestaltung und die rezenten Bewegungen ein. Die reiche Bebilderung mit Karten, Profilen, stratigrafischen Kolonnenprofilen und Entwicklungsschemata kann als Grundlage für Exkursionen dienen.