Lord Kelvin and the age of the earth [electronic resource] / Joe D. Burchfield ; with a new afterword.
By: Burchfield, Joe D.Material type: TextPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1990Edition: University of Chicago Press ed.Description: 1 online resource (xii, 267 p.) : port.ISBN: 9780226080260 (electronic bk.); 0226080269 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Earth (Planet) -- Age | Kelvin, William Thomson, Baron, 1824-1907 | 1824-1907 | Age | Baron | Earth | Kelvin, William Thomson | Geology | Science | Kelvin, William Thomson, Baron, 1824-1907 | Terre -- Âge | SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Sedimentology & Stratigraphy | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Science & Technology | GEOLOGIA HISTORICA | Kelvin, William Thomson, (1824-1907; baron) | Terre -- Âge | GeologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Lord Kelvin and the age of the earth.DDC classification: 551.7 LOC classification: QE508 | .B84 1990ebOnline resources: EBSCOhost
|Item type||Current location||Call number||URL||Status||Date due||Barcode|
|ელ.რესურსი||ეროვნული სამეცნიერო ბიბლიოთეკა 1||http://web.a.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail/detail?sid=e3f4b308-0c8c-4830-a4e6-2ab78ba53e45%40sessionmgr4004&vid=0&hid=4114&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=nlebk&AN=351269||Available|
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Science History Publications, 1975.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -260) and index.
Preface; I. Introduction; II. Kelvin and the Physics of Time; III. Kelvin's Influence: The Initial Reception; IV. The Triumph of Limited Time; V. Opposition and Controversy; VI. Radioactivity and the Age of the Earth; VII. Conclusion; Afterword; Bibliography; Index.
Burchfield charts the enormous impact made by Lord Kelvin's application of thermodynamic laws to the question of the earth's age and the heated debate his ideas sparked among British Victorian physicists, astronomers, geologists, and biologists. "Anyone interested in geologic time, and that should include all geologists and a fair smattering of biologists, physicists and chemists, should make Burchfield's commendable and time-tested volume part of their personal library"--Brent Darymple, Quartely Review of Biology.
Description based on print version record.
There are no comments for this item.