Ice age

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Allen Lane, 2001 - History - 104 pages
For years scientists refused to believe that ice ages existed. In fact the idea that the Earth could once have been covered with ice only emerged in the 1830s. And even then the idea was seen as extremely eccentric. It was not until the mid-1970s until ice ages were fully understood. John and Mary Gribbin tell this 140-year story, focussing on the bizarre personalities involved, all working in the face of public adversity - including a Glaswegian janitor who was able to use the Andersonian Museum library to do his own amateur research.

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About the author (2001)

John Gribbin, visiting fellow in astronomy at the University of Sussex. He is married to Mary Grivvin, also a science writer.

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