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William Thomson's Determinations of the Age of the Earth

Patrick N. Wyse Jackson

in Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231256
eISBN:
9780191710803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231256.003.0010
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter focuses on William Thomson's involvement in debates concerning the age of the Earth in the 19th century. Thomson applied himself to determining the age of the Earth in three ways: the ... More


Introduction

Yohannes Haile-Selassie and Giday Woldegabriel

in Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254404
eISBN:
9780520942509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254404.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book addresses the geology, geochronology, paleontology, paleogeography, paleobiochronology, and paleoecology of the Middle Awash late Miocene. It synthesizes vertebrate evolution in eastern ... More


Summary and Conclusions

Gavin J. Prideaux

in Systematics and Evolution of the Sthenurine Kangaroos

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098459
eISBN:
9780520916050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098459.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this taxonomic review of the Sthenurine. This study has presented a detailed phylogenetic hypothesis regarding the origin of sthenurines and their ... More


Fossil Mammals of Asia: Neogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology

Mikael Fortelius, Xiaoming Wang, and Lawrence Flynn (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150125
eISBN:
9780231520829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150125.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This book is devoted to the late Cenozoic (Neogene) mammalian biostratigraphy and geochronology of Asia. It employs cutting-edge biostratigraphic and geochemical dating methods to map the emergence ... More


Neogene Mammalian Biostratigraphy and Geochronology of the Tibetan Plateau

Xiaoming Wang, Qiang Li, Zhu-Ding Qiu, Guang-Pu Xie, Ban-Yue Wang, Zhan-Xiang Qiu, Zhijie J. Tseng, Gary T. Takeuchi, and Tao Deng

in Fossil Mammals of Asia: Neogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150125
eISBN:
9780231520829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150125.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter describes the Neogene mammalian biostratigraphy and geochronology of the Tibetan Plateau. The interior Tibetan Plateau features a unique assemblage of living land mammals, roughly fifty ... More


Introduction: Toward a Continental Asian Biostratigraphic and Geochronologic Framework

Xiaoming Wang, Lawrence J. Flynn, and Mikael Fortelius

in Fossil Mammals of Asia: Neogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150125
eISBN:
9780231520829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150125.003.0032
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This book presents a mammalian biostratigraphic framework that provides a global picture of mammalian evolution in Asia in a refined chronological context. Using cutting-edge biostratigraphic and ... More


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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