Discovering the Ice Ages: International Reception and Consequences for a Historical Understanding of Climate - History of Science and Medicine Library 37 (Hardback)
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Discovering the Ice Ages: International Reception and Consequences for a Historical Understanding of Climate - History of Science and Medicine Library 37 (Hardback)

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Tobias Kruger explores the discovery of the Ice Ages, how the idea was received, and what further research it stimulated. The approach used in Discovering the Ice Ages is uniquely sweeping. The contemporary debates on the subject are compared from an international perspective. Kruger retraces the arguments advanced from the middle of the 18th century to the threshold of the 20th century. The positions held by defenders of the glacial theory as well as those by its most important opponents are set within the context of the then current understanding of geology. In an interdisciplinary overview Kruger then focuses on the impetus gained from early ice-age research. The most prominent examples worth mentioning are the discovery of trace gases and the greenhouse effect.

Publisher: Brill
ISBN: 9789004241695
Number of pages: 536
Weight: 976 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 33 mm


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"[Kruger] traces the discovery of the ice ages through the course of the 19th century, and links that scientific effort with current research and public debate over climate change." - Referenceds & Research Book News, December 2013 (2013-016827), p. 228.

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