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Holmes Principles of physical geology

Arthur Holmes

Holmes Principles of physical geology

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Published by Wiley in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Physical geology.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesPrinciples of physical geology.
    StatementArthur Holmes.
    ContributionsHolmes, Doris L., 1899-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQE28.2 .H64 1978
    The Physical Object
    Pagination730 p. :
    Number of Pages730
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4716118M
    ISBN 100471072516
    LC Control Number78002508
    OCLC/WorldCa3705998

    Thoroughness is the main virtue, accuracy the measure of excellence. Inhe presented a paper to the Edinburgh Geological Society outlining a new idea. By using his newly quantitative time scale and other scientific factors, he made an estimate of Earth's age that was far older than his colleagues had suggested until the present calculation of 4 billion years. He held the chair of geology at Edinburgh University, First published inthis book is still used by many geology students today. Convection currents in the air are what make the wind blow.

    To give the book its full title: Principles of Physical Geology by Arthur Holmes, it was known simply by its author's name to generations of geologists. Convection currents which themselves move their boundaries and the sources of much of the heat responsible for their existence can clearly lead to periodic alternations of heating and cooling in any one region. His results in geological time, the mechanism of earth movements, and mantle convection illustrate the importance of Holmes as an innovator in fundamental geophysics. Category: Science. In place of the mobile basaltic magma of Joly, one imagines a highly viscous sima heated unequally to very great depths.

    Arthur Holmes. Here he refounded the department and spent some of his most productive years until he was transferred to the Regius chair of geology at Edinburgh in After she died inHolmes in the following year married Doris Reynoldsa geologist who had joined the teaching staff at Durham. Thus were laid the foundations of the three main lines of research to which he was to become a major contributor: geochronology, the genesis of igneous rocks, and physical geology. Even today, everyone could benefit from reading "Holmes".


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An expedition to Mozambique gave Holmes experience in field and petrographic work on Precambrian ultrametamorphics and Tertiary lavas and stimulated his interest in geomorphology. By using his newly quantitative time scale and other Holmes Principles of physical geology book factors, he made an estimate of Earth's age that was far older than his colleagues had suggested until the present calculation of 4 billion years.

Because radioactive decay happens at a steady rate, it enables us to date rocks by measuring the amount of the original unstable element and the resulting "daughter" element. As the soup at the bottom gets hot, it begins to expand and becomes less dense. Holmes knew his hypothesis to continental drift theory needed to necessitate more evidence in order to either disprove or prove.

Convection currents in the air are what make the wind blow. Strutt later Lord Rayleigh for his first degree; subsequently, under the influence of W. The properties of the sima of the Pacific floor correspond to those of gabbro.

Even though brilliant teachers may change lives, how often can that be said of textbooks? Their laments have certainly been justified, but they have proposed few workable remedies.

The continents were like rafts riding along on top of these hot, fluid rocks.

Principles Of Physical Geology

Within six months of arriving in Africa Holmes became extremely ill with malaria from mosquitos. Such Holmes Principles of physical geology book of density and the simultaneous action of isostacy would lead to subsidence of the compressed belt and therefore to the formation of oceanic seeps.

Inspiration comes a long way down the list. He returned to England in just when World War I was starting. The company failed, and he returned to England penniless in September 4, Bull, are probably convection currents set up in the lower layer as a result of differential heating by radioactivity.

While he noted that the basic concept was possible, he also pointed out many flaws in Wegener's data. Publications: In he published the first edition of his Principles of Physical Geology, which became a standard text-book in the UK and elsewhere.

Tens of millions of years of history unwound their thrilling narratives. In Holmes became the reader in geology at Durham University.

Entering Imperial College, London, inhe read physics under R. Holmes reasoned that the heat from these elements inside Earth would keep the planet from ever cooling completely. After nine years at Durham University, Holmes was promoted to the chair of geology at the University of Edinburgh, which he held until his retirement in It slowly rises to the top of the pot and the cooler soup near the top begins to sink.

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Paleomagnetic and paleontological evidence of large-scale movements of the continents has accumulated to an impressive degree, and the hypothesis of convection in the mantle has gained many supporters. As an example of how Holmes Principles of physical geology book convection current works, think of a pot of thick soup cooking on a stove.

Thoroughness is the main virtue, accuracy the measure of excellence. He also described how these currents would have caused Pangaea to break up and form the Atlantic Ocean.One problematic concern with the theory was the mechanism of movement, which Holmes advised that Earth's mantle contained convection cells that dissipated radioactive heat and moved the crust at the surface.

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