Lord Kelvin and the Age of the Earth

  • Authors
  • Joe D. Burchfield

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 219-260

About this book


Burchfield charts the enormous impact made by Lord Kelvin's application of thermodynamic laws to the question of the earth's age and the heated debate his ideas sparked among British Victorian physicists, astronomers, geologists, and biologists.


age astronomy earth geology laws Victorian era

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1975
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-02567-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-02565-7
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