Bursting the Limits of Time



During A Revolution Of Discovery In The Late Eighteenth And Early Nineteenth Centuries, Geologists Reconstructed The Immensely Long History Of The Earth And The Relatively Recent Arrival Of Human Life Bursting The Limits Of Time Is A Herculean Effort By One Of The World S Foremost Experts On The History Of Geology And Paleontology To Illuminate This Scientific Breakthrough That Radically Altered Existing Perceptions Of A Human S Place In The Universe As Much As The Theories Of Copernicus And Darwin Did.Rudwick Examines Here The Ideas And Practices Of Earth Scientists Throughout The Western World To Show How The Story Of What We Now Call Deep Time Was Pieced Together He Explores Who Was Responsible For The Discovery Of The Earth S History, Refutes The Concept Of A Rift Between Science And Religion In Dating The Earth, And Details How The Study Of The History Of The Earth Helped Define A New Branch Of Science Called Geology Bursting The Limits Of Time Is The First Detailed Account Of This Monumental Phase In The History Of Science Bursting The Limits Of Time Is A Massive Work And Is Quite Simply A Masterpiece Of Science History The Book Should Be Obligatory For Every Geology And History Of Science Library, And Is A Highly Recommended Companion For Every Civilized Geologist Who Can Carry An Extra 2.4 Kg In His Rucksack Stephen Moorbath, NatureBursting the Limits of Time

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  • Paperback
  • 732 pages
  • Bursting the Limits of Time
  • Martin J.S. Rudwick
  • English
  • 03 February 2017
  • 0226731138

10 thoughts on “Bursting the Limits of Time

  1. says:

    Bursting the Limits of Time is a rather large book focusing on a rather narrow topic the development of the science of geology between the years 1789 1823 Beginning with Saussure s ascent of Mont Blanc and ending with Buckland s reconstruction of the geohistory of Kirkdale cave, Rudwick maps out the paradigmatic shifts that occurred throughout the European intellectual community that lead to the development of geology as a recognizable science The book is divided into synchronic and diachroni Bursting the Limits of Time is a rather large book focusing on a rather narrow topic the development of the science of geology between the years 1789 1823 Beginning with Saussure s ascent of Mo...

  2. says:

    This is a very well researched original scholarship and detailed account of the origins of geology as a historical science between the late 1780s and the mid 1820s, by one of the foremost modern historians of geology I found it extremely interesting The book is divided into two almost equal parts the first part describes the earth sciences of circa 1789 the second part is a historical narrative which follows the development of those sciences and their synthesis in the new science of geolog This is a very well researched original scholarship and detailed account of the origins of geology as a historical science between the late 1780s and the mid 1820s, by one of the foremost modern historians of geology I found it extremely interesting The bo...

  3. says:

    The history of science is akin to the history of knowledge, and geographical historian Professor Martin Rudwick s work on the growing awareness of the great age of the planet and how it could be described in the rock and fossil remains during the late 18th and early 19th century is not to be missed for those of you who enjoy the rise of science and the decline of ignorance, at least in Europe, where this particular enlightenment took place Be warned The book is long, dense, richly illu...

  4. says:

    This book has a lot of information, but the author is very verbose and seems to repeat a lot of the information.

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