4 edition of In search of deep time found in the catalog.
In search of deep time
|LC Classifications||QE721.2.S7 G44 2001|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||267 p. :|
|Number of Pages||267|
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In Search of Deep Time strips away conventional assumptions about the evolution of life to reveal a world that may be far stranger and more humbling than had been previously imagined. The concept of deep time was first used by John McPhee to describe intervals of time incomprehensibly greater than our daily experience.
Henry Gee explains the /5(18). In Search of Deep Time strips away conventional assumptions about the evolution of life to reveal a world that may be far stranger and more humbling than In search of deep time book been previously imagined.
The concept of deep time was first used by John McPhee to describe intervals of time Cladistics--the science of comparison--is transforming the way 4/5. Then we travel on, across immense vistas of space and time, toward the end of all things - and a strange new beginning." David Darling is the author of about 50 books, including narrative science titles Megacatastrophes!, We Are Not Alone, Gravity's Arc, Equations of Eternity, a New York Times Notable Book, and Deep Time/5(13).
Deep time is a term introduced and applied by John McPhee to the concept of geologic time in his Basin and Range (), parts of which originally appeared in the New Yorker magazine.
The philosophical concept of geological time was developed in the 18th century by Scottish geologist James Hutton (–); his "system of the habitable Earth" was a deistic mechanism. The term "deep time" was one of John McPhee's most powerful phrases in a very good book, Basin and Range, first published in It first came up on page "Numbers do not seem to work well with regard to deep time.
Deep Time book. Read 11 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Human civilization has evolved to the point at which we have begun consci /5(11).
He has published a number of books, including In Search of Deep Time (), A Field Guide to Dinosaurs (illustrated by Luis Rey) () and Jacob's Ladder (). The Accidental Species, a book on human evolution, was published by the University of Chicago Press in October Buy In Search of Deep Time: Beyond the Fossil Record to a New History of Life (Comstock books) by henry-gee (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.
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We consider ways to cross the great divide between the deep past and the present. Australia’s human past is not a short past, so we need to enlarge the scale and scope of history beyond In ways not so distant, these deeper times happened in the same places where we walk.
Books shelved as deep-and-meaningful: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, The Infinite Sea.
Deep Time, in contrast, is time enough for species themselves to transmute. Deep Time is the key to the origin of species, because intervals of time of geological extent were required for Darwin's mechanism — natural selection — to do its work and change one species into another.
Deep Time: How Humanity In search of deep time book Across Millennia is Gregory Benford's four-part meditation on lengthy periods that are essentially unimaginable for humans. But "meditation" may not be the right word. Benford has encountered deep time in his professional life as a scientist; each of the four parts of his book describes one of those s: Deep in the woods it gets strange, and Slaght’s tireless search for owls is relieved by entertaining accounts of eccentric recluses, hunters and mystical hermits.
In Search of Deep Time: Beyond the Fossil Record to a New History of Life Henry Gee, Author Free Press $26 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. In Search of Deep Time strips away conventional assumptions about the evolution of life to reveal a world that may be far stranger and more humbling than had been previously imagined.
The concept of deep time was first used by John McPhee to describe intervals of time incomprehensibly greater than our daily experience.5/5(5). “Deep River” is a feat of lavish storytelling; Marlantes ably balances details about the logging industry and the black markets its cheapskate.
Deep Time is a BBC Books original novel written by Trevor Baxendale and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Twelfth Doctor and Clara Oswald.
The book was released on 10 September as a part of The Glamour Chronicles, alongside Royal Blood and Big Bang Generation. Audiobook. A persuasive as well as convivial introduction to cladistics—paleontology's answer to the discontinuities of Deep Time—from science writer Gee (Nature magazine).
For some 50 years now, as Gee explains, cladistics has been gathering adherents in the world of paleontology. This approach to fossil evidence labors against the mischief of cultural bias that informs narrative readings of Deep. Dave Brain What a planet needs to sustain life "Venus is too hot, Mars is too cold, and Earth is just right," says planetary scientist Dave Brain.
But why. In this pleasantly humorous talk, Brain explores the fascinating science behind what it takes for a planet to host life — and why humanity may just be in the right place at the right time when it comes to the timeline of life-sustaining.
The concept of “deep time” dates back to 18th-century geologist James Hutton, who proposed that Earth was a lot older than 6, years, as most people thought at the time. In Search of Deep Throat The Greatest Political Mystery of Our Time By LEONARD GARMENT Basic Books. Read the Review.
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Deep Time Dreaming is the passionate product of that journey. In this original, important book, Griffiths investigates a twin revolution: the reassertion of Aboriginal identity in the second half of the twentieth century, and the simultaneous uncovering of the traces of ancient Australia by pioneering archaeologists.
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People have sensed that somewhere out there a living, breathing answer to this puzzle exists and that if. Carter, professor of French at the University of Alabama, is in a perfect position to find such traces: this scrupulously detailed life betrays a great deal of time spent nose-deep.
Star Carrier Book 6 Deep Time Deep time is the concept of geologic time. The Star Carrier series has always worked around the concepts of space and time, and this book continues that theme in this story.
Douglas opens the story in the middle of the closing moments of war between the United States of North America and the European Confederation/5(53). Deep time and the wilderness Most of the wilderness fiction I’ve read is historical. Last of the Mohicans, Moby Dick, Robinson Crusoe, assorted American transcendentalists, – books whose authors who had the advantage of writing about places and environments that were largely unknown, unpredictable and clearly dangerous/5(6).
The Discoverers is a non-fiction historical work by Daniel Boorstin, published inand is the first in the Knowledge Trilogy, which also includes The Creators and The book, subtitled A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself, is a history of human ery in many forms is described: exploration, science, medicine, mathematics.
In search of deep time. (Henry Gee) details. Gee is an appetiser. The real meals are in the textbooks (1). A tree connecting 3 species is a simple example.
But the cladistic method can be extended to all species living on the Earth. It's a very powerful method with far reaching consequences for the whole field of evolutionary biology.
In this book, the author, who coined the term "deep time" in the pages of this book, conveys what geology is all about while examining road cuts along Interstate 80 with a.
Scenes from Deep Time: Early Pictorial Representations of the Prehistoric World Martin J. Rudwick Limited preview - All Book Search results » About the author () Martin J.
Rudwick is professor emeritus of history at the University of California, San Diego and affiliated scholar in the Department of the History and. %T In Search of Deep Time %S Beyond the fossil record to a new history of life %A Gee, Henry %I Comstock Publishing Associates %C Ithaca and London %D %G ISBN %P pp %K palaeontology, cladistics %O paperback edition.
The term ‘deep time’ denotes vast, extremely remote periods of (natural or other) history – distant and extensive spans of time that are almost beyond the grasp of the human mind. In western science, deep time is used to refer to eras dating back to the formation of the Earth (about billion years ago) as indicated by empirical.
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Siegfried Zielinski argues that the history of the media does not proceed predictably from primitive tools to complex machinery; in Deep Time. David Wood's Deep Time, Dark Times is a brief, speculative overview of what philosophy contributes to the pressing need to reimagine our "matter of dwelling" in the face of climate catastrophe.
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