The Dating Game
One Man's Search for the Age of the EarthBook - 2000
How old is the Earth? At the end of the nineteenth century, scientists were all looking for a clock that would provide an answer to this, the greatest Time question of all. The Dating Game tells the story of one man's vision of developing a geological timescale, a great vision which lasted fifty years despite scientific opposition, financial hardship and personal tragedy. Arthur Holmes fought to convince The Establishment of an Earth of great antiquity: a fight which eventually transformed the moribund 'art' of geology into a dynamic science.
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000
Characteristics: ix, 253 p. : ill. ; 23 cm