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Author Lewis, Cherry, 1947-
Title The dating game : one man's search for the age of the earth / Cherry Lewis.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Author Lewis, Cherry, 1947-
Series Canto classics
Canto classics.
Subject Holmes, Arthur, 1890-1965.
Geological time.
Earth (Planet) -- Age.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 258 pages) : illustrations, maps.
polychrome rdacc
Note Originally published, 2000.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary How old is the Earth? At the end of the 19th century, geologists, biologists, physicists and astronomers were all looking for a clock that would provide an answer to this greatest time question of all. Here is the story of one man's vision in developing a geological time scale that would finally lead to an accurate date for the age of the Earth.
Contents Prelude to the Game -- A Brief History of Time -- Darwin's Sorest Trouble -- Mysterious Rays -- Doomsday Postponed -- Holidays in Mozambique -- This Vegetable Prison -- A Brimful of Promise -- Liquid Gold in Yenangyaung -- Durham Days -- The Ardnamurchan Affair -- Rewards and Retributions -- Why does the Sun Shine? -- The Age of Uranium -- The Age of the Earth -- Loose Ends.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781107414822 (electronic bk.)
1107414822 (electronic bk.)
1107387884 (electronic bk.)
9781107387881 (electronic bk.)
9781139197137 (electronic bk.)
1139197134 (electronic bk.)
9781107659599 (pbk.)
1107659590 (pbk.)
OCLC # 870291954
Additional Format Print version: Lewis, Cherry, 1947- Dating game. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012 9781107659599

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