Inventing the Earth: Ideas on Landscape Development since 1740
Copyright © 2006 by Barbara A. Kennedy
Editor(s): Barbara A. Kennedy
Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
Print ISBN: 9781405101875
Online ISBN: 9780470750643
About this Book
This book chronicles how successive generations of natural philosophers, geologists and geomorphologists have come to invent the view of the Earth over the past 250 years.
- Chronicles how successive generations of natural philosophers, geologists and geomorphologists have come to invent different views of the Earth over the last 250 years.
- Uses as its central viewpoint changing ideas about the significance of the action of rain and rivers on the Earth's surface.
- Shows how our contemporary "truths" have come to be accepted and exposes the frailty of even the most impeccably scientific visions of the Earth.