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Plate Tectonics: An Insider's History Of The Modern Theory Of The Earth
Can anyone today imagine the earth without its puzzle-piece construction of plate tectonics? The very term, "plate tectonics," coined only thirty-five years ago, is now part of the vernacular, part of everyone's understanding of the way the earth works.The theory, research, data collection, and analysis that came together in the late 1960’s to constitute plate tectonics is ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published February 7th 2003 by Westview Press
(first published December 26th 2001)
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Essays on the emergence of one of the most important development in the history of geology written by the folks that made them. It's hard to believe that the underpinnings for much of today's geology is only about 50 years old. These essays bring the discoveries that lead to the breakthrough to life. Science in the excitement of discovery!
Naomi Oreskes is an American science historian and Professor of History and Science Studies at the University of California San Diego.More about Naomi Oreskes...