This book chronicles how successive generations of natural philosophers, geologists and geomorphologists have come to invent the view of the Earth over the past 250 years. This work: chronicles how successive generations of natural philosophers, geologists and geomorphologists have come to invent different views of the Earth over the last 250 years; uses as its central viewpoint changing ideas about the significance of the action of rain and rivers on the Earth's surface; and, shows how our contemporary 'truths' have come to be accepted and exposes the frailty of even the most impeccably scientific visions of the Earth.
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(238mm x 160mm x 18mm)
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Author Biography - Barbara Kennedy
Dr Barbara Kennedy is Emeritus Fellow of St Hugh's College, University of Oxford and former Lecturer (CUF) in the School of Geography.