The Rejection of Continental Drift

The Rejection of Continental Drift

Theory and Method in American Earth Science

eBook - 1999
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I. Not the Mechanism. 1. Two Visions of the Earth. 2. The Collapse of Thermal Contraction. 3. To Reconcile Historical Geology with Isotasy: Continental Drift. 4. Drift Mechanisms in the 1920s. II. Theory and Method. 5. From Fact to Theory. 6. The Short Step Backward. 7. Uniformitarianism and Unity. III. A Revolution in Acceptance. 8. Direct and Indirect Evidence. 9. An Evidentiary and Epistemic Shift. 10. The Depersonalization of Geology.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
ISBN: 9780195353600
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 420 pages) : illustrations, maps
Alternative Title: Continental drift


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