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An Evidentiary and Epistemic Shift

Naomi Oreskes

in The Rejection of Continental Drift: Theory and Method in American Earth Science

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195117325
eISBN:
9780197561188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195117325.003.0017
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

World War II dashed the hopes and dreams of many, among them Richard Field. As President of the American Geophysical Union, Field was to host the International Geological Congress when it met in ... More


Igneous Rocks, Meteorites, and Fluid-Rock Interactions

Robert E. Criss

in Principles of Stable Isotope Distribution

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195117752
eISBN:
9780197561195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195117752.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geochemistry

Oxygen is the most important element in common, rock-forming minerals. Earth's crust and mantle contain about 44 wt. % oxygen, and even with its dense iron core, the bulk Earth is estimated to be ... More


Age Determination in Lake Deposits

Andrew S. Cohen

in Paleolimnology: The History and Evolution of Lake Systems

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195133530
eISBN:
9780197561577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195133530.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

It is almost impossible to overemphasize the importance of good chronological control to paleolimnology. Age control allows us to determine rates of processes and fluxes of materials, and to test ... More


Paleolimnology at the Regional to Global Scale: Records of Climate Change

Andrew S. Cohen

in Paleolimnology: The History and Evolution of Lake Systems

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195133530
eISBN:
9780197561577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195133530.003.0017
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

Reconstructing climatic change is perhaps the single most common application of paleolimnology. Paleoclimatology is a vast subject, and several entire books have been written on this subject alone ... More


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