The Dating Game: One Man's Search for the Age of the Earth
How old is the Earth? At the end of the nineteenth century, scientists were all looking for a clock that would provide an answer to this, the greatest Time question of all. The Dating Game tells the story of one man's vision of developing a geological timescale, a great vision which lasted fifty years despite scientific opposition, financial hardship and personal tragedy. Arthur Holmes fought to convince The Establishment of an Earth of great antiquity: a fight which eventually transformed the moribund 'art' of geology into a dynamic science.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - name99 - LibraryThing
Rather too much biography (heck, hagiography) of Arthur Holmes for my tastes, and not enough geology and geophysics, but acceptable as a starter volume in trying to learn something of this field. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jusi - LibraryThing
a bit turgid, with insufficient science. i was expecting more geology, less biography Read full review