Inventing the Earth: Ideas on Landscape Development Since 1740
January 2006, Wiley-Blackwell
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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.