History of Geology
GLY 573
573 Vodcast 10: Drifting Continents & Plate Tectonics
Thursday, June 18, 2009
From continental drift to plate tectonics: the modern Revolution (capital R) in geological sciences. From Alfered Wegener to Tuzo Wilson: a summary of the ideas and people involved with the modern
573 Vodcast 9: The Heroic Age" of Geology
Monday, June 15, 2009
Summary of the contributions and significant advances to the geological sciences from about 1830 to the turn of the century. Focus on the ensuing debate between catastrophists and uniformitarians,
573 Vodcast 8: Late 1700s and Early 1800s
Thursday, June 11, 2009
An important time in the history of Geology! Summary of James Hutton (uniformitarianism, endless cycles and deep time), William “Strata” Smith (fossil correlation, biostratigraphy and geologic
573 Vodcast 7: 1700s #1
Monday, June 8, 2009
Further development and refinement on the nature and importance of strata and geologic history. A first “history” of the earth with Primitive, Secondary, and Tertiary Epochs. Additionally, the
573 Vodcast 6: Birth of Geological Sciences
Thursday, June 4, 2009
The beginnings of the geological sciences as we know and practice it.  Summary of, early estimates on the age of the Earth, the debate on the meaning of fossils, the origin of and significance of
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