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THE DATING GAME: ONE MAN'S SEARCH FOR THE AGE OF THE EARTH (SECOND HAND COPY IN MINT CONDITION)

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THE DATING GAME:

ONE MAN'S SEARCH FOR THE AGE OF THE EARTH


By Cherry Lewis

(Hardback)  (Second hand copy in mint condition)

  

How old is the Earth? At the end of the nineteenth century, scientists were all looking for a clock that would provide an answer to this, the greatest Time question of all.

  

The Dating Game tells the story of one man's vision of developing a geological timescale, a great vision which lasted fifty years despite scientific opposition, financial hardship and personal tragedy. Arthur Holmes fought to convince The Establishment of an Earth of great antiquity: a fight which eventually transformed the moribund 'art' of geology into a dynamic science.

  

“Looking back it is a slight consolation for the disabilities of growing old to notice that the Earth has grown older much more rapidly than I have – from about 6,000 years when I was ten, to four or five billion years by the time I reached sixty.”     Arthur Holmes, 1964

  

Published by Cambridge University Press. 2000. Hardback with dust jacket. Black and white (sepia) maps and photographs throughout. 253 pages. Mint condition.

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Size: 22 x 15 centimetres
Weight:  547 grams

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THE DATING GAME: ONE MAN'S SEARCH FOR THE AGE OF THE EARTH (SECOND HAND COPY IN MINT CONDITION)