“The” Dating Game: One Man's Searching for the Age of the Earth

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Cambridge University Press, 2000 - Science - 253 pages
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How old is the Earth? At the end of the 19th century, geologists, biologists, physicists and astronomers were all looking for a clock that would provide an answer to this greatest Time question of all. Here is the story of one man's vision in developing a geological time scale that would finally lead to an accurate date for the Age of the Earth. 21 halftones. Graphs & diagrams.

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Review: The Dating Game: One Man's Search for the Age of the Earth

User Review  - Bill Groves - Goodreads

Arthur Holmes was an outstanding geologist Read full review

Review: The Dating Game: One Man's Search for the Age of the Earth

User Review  - David Medcalf - Goodreads

A fascinating book which poses, and tries to answer, a lot of questions about the thoughts, ideas and processes involved in a highly technical field. It held my attention, but I wouldn't like to sit a ... Read full review

About the author (2000)

Cherry Lewis has had a life-long passion for rocks and fossils. After Drama College and running her own business for several years, she finally decided to indulge her passion and studied geology as a mature student at Bristol University. Her degree was succeeded by a PhD on Tibetan granites and post-doctoral research at University College London, which led to a career in the oil industry. Whilst writing her thesis she discovered the work of Arthur Holmes and became captivated by the man who pioneered the way towards determining the true age of the Earth.

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