The Road to Jaramillo: Critical Years of the Revolution in Earth Science

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Stanford University Press, 1982 - 459 páginas
This is the story, told here for the first time, of how an international cast of scientists produced the discoveries that brought about the plate-tectonics revolution. In preparing this book the author interviewed virtually all of the important contributors to that critical decade of research, 1957-66. Working in the tradition of history of science, he explores personal relationships, institutional support, and the rivalries and frictions between and within research groups.
 

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This book is something of a classic in the history of science, though it is not an easy book. Glen does not make much effort to explain geological concepts, other than a perfunctory stab here and ... Ler resenha completa

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DEVELOPING THE POTASSIUMARGON METHOD
13
DATING INCREASINGLY YOUNGER ROCKS
50
CONFIRMING AND EXTENDING THE TRADITION
72
THE BIRTH AND GROWTH OF PALEOMAGNETICS
93
MAJOR PARTICIPANTS MENTORS AND IMPLEMENTORS
140
THE SCALE EVOLVES
223
THE VINEMATTHEWSMORLEY HYPOTHESIS
269
residual totalintensity profile across the Gulf of Aden
284
THE DATA BANK
312
EPILOGUE
355
A A Note of Concern
367
NOTES
379
REFERENCES
393
TABLE OF INTERVIEWEES
433
INDEX
439
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