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Introduction to General geology
Instructor: Prof. Dr. Boris Natalin
3) Posted readings
Mountains are almost completely eroded
Glossopetrae (tongue stones)
"The prodromus of Nicolaus Steno's dissertation concerning a solid body enclosed by a process of nature within a solid"
Steno introduced three principals of spatial and temporal relationships of rocks
James Hutton 1726-1797
Royal Society of Edinburgh
Joseph Black (CO2)
John Clerk (Naval tactician)
John Playfair (mathematician)
- Physical, chemical, and biological laws that operate today have also operated in the geological past
- The present is key to the past
- The result, therefore, of our present inquiry is that we find no vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end
J. HuttonRock cycle
Creation of new life forms
Pikaia, earliest chordate
The diameter is approximately 100,000 light-years
During Big Bang fundamental nuclear reaction was fusion of H to He
Core and mantle