The Emergence of Geophysics in Nineteenth Century Britain

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Princeton University, 1990 - Geophysics - 1250 pages
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Contents

Acknowledgements
9
Introduction
15
Chapter One Physical Geology and Terrestrial Physics
33
Chapter Two Some Controverted Characteristics of the Crust
95
Chapter Three Who the Residents and Who the Passersby of the House that Lyell Built
161
Chapter Five Osmond Fisher and Physics of the Earths Crust
346
Chapter Six George Howard Darwin and Tidal Friction
379
Chapter Seven Darwin and the Tidal Evolution of the EarthMoon System
438
Chapter Eight Tidal Retardation and the Age of the Earth
514
Chapter Nine The Triumph of Applied Mathematics in British Geophysics
566
Chapter Ten Darwinian Geophysics and Beyond
586
Bibliography
599

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