The Rocks Don't Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah's Flood (Google eBook)

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W. W. Norton & Company, Aug 27, 2012 - Science - 320 pages
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How the mystery of the Bible's greatest story shaped geology: a MacArthur Fellow presents a surprising perspective on Noah's Flood.

In Tibet, geologist David R. Montgomery heard a local story about a great flood that bore a striking similarity to Noah’s Flood. Intrigued, Montgomery began investigating the world’s flood stories and—drawing from historic works by theologians, natural philosophers, and scientists—discovered the counterintuitive role Noah’s Flood played in the development of both geology and creationism. Steno, the grandfather of geology, even invoked the Flood in laying geology’s founding principles based on his observations of northern Italian landscapes. Centuries later, the founders of modern creationism based their irrational view of a global flood on a perceptive critique of geology. With an explorer’s eye and a refreshing approach to both faith and science, Montgomery takes readers on a journey across landscapes and cultures. In the process we discover the illusive nature of truth, whether viewed through the lens of science or religion, and how it changed through history and continues changing, even today.
  

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User Review  - Steve - Christianbook.com

This book is well written and explains everything rather well. In the end became a real page turner. I found a lot of my questions answered, and would recommend this to anyone Read full review

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User Review  - Linnaea - Goodreads

A nice over view on the history of geology and its ties with Christianity in the west. I wish it had more color photos and pictures and general, there were lots of talk about rock formation that i ... Read full review

Contents

Buddhas lam
1
author that folktales can have an element oftruth
15
World in Ruins
53
through imaginative theories ofhow God triggered the Flood
79
Catastrophic Revelations
115
Fragmented Stories
143
Recycled Tales
161
Dinosaurs in Paradise
179
The Heretics Flood
201
Phantom Deluge
225
The Nature of Faith
247
Notes
259
Sources
265
Acknowledgments
277
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About the author (2012)

David R. Montgomery is a professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he lives. The author of Dirt and King of Fish, he was a 2008 MacArthur Fellow.

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