The origin of the earth

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byThomas Chrowder Chamberlin

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The University of Chicago Science Series, established by the Trustees of the University, owes its origin to a feeling that there should be a medium of publication occupying a position between the technical journals with their short articles and the elaborate treatises which attempt to cover several or all aspects of a wide field. The volumes of the series will differ from the discussions generally appearing in technical journals in that they will present the complete results of an experiment or series of investigations which previously have appeared only in scattered articles, if published at all. On the other hand, they will differ from detailed treatises by confining themselves to specific problems of current interest, and in presenting the subject in as summary a manner and with as little technical detail as is consistent with sound method. They will be written not only for the specialist but for the educated layman. preface In telling the story of this search for the mode by which the earth came into being, we have let the incidents that led the inquiry on from one stage to another fall in with the steps of the inquiry itself. It is in keeping with the purposes of this series of booklets that the motives which set researches a-going should have their place with the quests that arose from them. At any rate, it is clear that the reader will be at some advantage in forming his own judgment of the value of what is offered for his acceptance, if the lines along which the inquiry was approached, the conditions that affected the mental attitude of the inquirer, and the considerations that weighed in reaching conclusions are laid as frankly before him as the conclusions themselves. The reader will of course choose his own pace, but it were well if it were deliberate...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The University of Chicago Science Series, established by the Trustees of the University, owes its origin to a feeling that there shou...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217125832

ISBN - 13:9780217125833

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