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The surprising story of three ambitious men and how their clash of egos, ignorance, and imaginations led to the discovery of the Ice Age. Louis Agassiz (18071873), extraordinary Swiss scientist and professor, conceived of the Ice Age and then spent decades trying to persuade other scientists he had not gone mad. Charles Lyell (17971875) was his centurys most influential geologist and a master politician among his fellow scientists. His scientific principles said an Ice Age was impossible, even after his eyes showed him it was real. Elisha Kent Kane (18201857), an adventurer trapped for two winters at the top of Greenland, wrote a poetic description of a harsh and frozen landscape. His reports portrayed previously unimaginable great ice and set the stage for the storys unexpected outcome.The discovery of the Ice Age is one of sciences greatest and least-known stories. Like James Watsons The Double Helix and Dava Sobels Longitude , The Ice Finders shows that, for all their boasting about reason, scientists are driven by their passions and obsessions--human traits that actually advance the evolution of scientific discovery.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781582431017
ISBN-10: 1582431019
Format: Paperback
(180mm x 128mm x 17mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Counterpoint
Publisher: Counterpoint
Publish Date: 27-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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