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Discovering the Ice Ages


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Preface and Acknowledgments 1. Introduction 2. How Erratic Blocks Caught the Eye of Science 3. Glacier Advances and Icy Theories: 1810-1830 4. Glacier and Ice-Age Theories in the First Half of the 1830's 5. The Grand Synthesis 6. International Reception of Glacial Theory 7. The Search for Causes of the Ice Ages 8. Conclusions Sources List of Figures Index

About the Author

Tobias Kruger, Ph.D. (2006), University of Berne; MAS in Archival, Library and Information Science (2008). Scientific collaborator State Archives Soleure, Switzerland. He has published on the history of glacial geology, climate perception, administrative history and miscellaneous articles in the Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.


"[Kruger] traces the discovery of the ice ages through the course of the 19th century, and links that scientific effort with current research and public debate over climate change." - Referenceds & Research Book News, December 2013 (2013-016827), p. 228.

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