All listings for this product
Best-selling in Non-Fiction Books
Save on Non-Fiction Books
- AU $32.27Trending at AU $36.78
- AU $26.57Trending at AU $36.78
- AU $30.05Trending at AU $40.02
- AU $14.93Trending at AU $21.99
- AU $27.74Trending at AU $29.97
- AU $26.84Trending at AU $29.42
- AU $19.77Trending at AU $29.82
About this product
- DescriptionThis book chronicles how successive generations of natural philosophers, geologists and geomorphologists have come to invent different views of the Earth over the past 250 years. Today we take for granted certain given truths about the Earth: our planet is unimaginably old; the surface of the planet is in perpetual motion through the action of plate tectonics; and the structures on the surface of the Earth are being continuously modified by agencies such as wind, rain, rivers and glaciers.However, even 100 years ago, some of this received wisdom was t available. Using as its central viewpoint changing ideas about the significance of the action of rain and rivers on the Earth's surface, Inventing the Earth shows how our contemporary 'truths' have come to be accepted and, with guarantee that our current view of the Earth is correct, exposes the frailty of even the most impeccably scientific visions of the Earth. Inventing the Earth is essential reading for undergraduates and postgraduates in physical geography, earth science and environmental studies.
- Author BiographyDr Barbara Kennedy is Emeritus Fellow of St Hugh's College, University of Oxford and former Lecturer (CUF) in the School of Geography.
- Author(s)Barbara Kennedy
- PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Date of Publication16/12/2005
- SubjectEarth Sciences
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBlackwell Publishing Ltd
- Content Note13
- Weight316 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine12 mm
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.