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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2002.192.01.08
EISBN: 9781862394407
... the tremendous impact that the theory was to have: ‘The revolution in thought, if the theory is substantiated, may be expected to resemble the change in astronomical ideas at the time of Copernicus’ ( Anon. 1922 b , p. 203). Abstract Only ten years after the discovery of radium in 1897, Arthur Holmes (1890...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2001.190.01.10
EISBN: 9781862394384
... Today there is a passing generation of geologists who grew up with Arthur Holmes’ famous book Principles of Physical Geology ( Holmes 1944 ) and although the fourth edition, written by one of his students, Donald Duff, is still in use today, none of the later editions compare with the first one...
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Published: 01 April 1968
American Mineralogist (1968) 53 (3-4): 560-566.
...Doris L. Reynolds Abstract With the death of Arthur Holmes in London on 20th September, 1965, the world lost a great geologist who had won international fame through a wealth of outstanding contributions to his science, and had stimulated and fostered earth sciences by a world-wide correspondence...
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Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 July 1966
GSA Bulletin (1966) 77 (7): P127-P136.
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Journal: Economic Geology
Published: 01 May 1938
Economic Geology (1938) 33 (3): 251-286.
...Louis Caryl Graton Abstract The recent arresting conclusion by Arthur Holmes that lead and accompanying metals and gangue-elements of ores cannot have been derived from granitic or basaltic magmas, because of isotopic differences between "ore lead" and "rock lead," but must have come from a still...
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Journal: Geology
Published: 01 February 1995
Geology (1995) 23 (2): 141-144.
...Frederick A. Cook; Alan G. Jones Abstract “Is there any other point to which you wish to draw my attention?” “To the curious incident of the dog in the night time.” “The dog did nothing in the night time.” “That was the curious incident,” remarked Sherlock Holmes.—Arthur Conan Doyle In the Purcell...
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Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 May 2018
AAPG Bulletin (2018) 102 (5): 913-938.
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Series: Society of Exploration Geophysicists Geophysical Monograph Series
Published: 01 January 2014
EISBN: 9781560803140
... occur.” Holmes continued, “The velocity of light in a vacuum is 300 million meters per second; in natural units, it is one unit. In conventional units, distance is given in meters, which we may denote as capital X. In conventional units, time is given in seconds, say capital T, and velocity, capital...
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Series: Society of Exploration Geophysicists Geophysical Monograph Series
Published: 01 January 2014
DOI: 10.1190/1.9781560803140
EISBN: 9781560803140
Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.1144/SP375.19
EISBN: 9781862396432
... numerous workers had compared pterosaurs with demons, dragons and vampires and life restorations had appeared in books, magazines and as gargoyles on the external architecture of the Natural History Museum, London. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, famously the creator of Sherlock Holmes, was a polymath...
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in > Elements
Published: 01 February 2013
A century ago, Arthur Holmes' 1913 book, The Age of the Earth , outlined the basic tenets of geochronology in a remarkable early application of radioactive decay to constraining the geologic timescale and the age of the Earth.
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( A ) <b>Arthur</b> <b>Holmes</b> ca. 1910, the father of “modern geochronology.” ( B ) F...
in > Elements
Published: 01 February 2013
F igure 1 ( A ) Arthur Holmes ca. 1910, the father of “modern geochronology.” ( B ) Frederick Soddy ca. 1922, who, while a lecturer at the University of Glasgow, showed that a radioactive element may have more than one atomic mass though the chemical properties are identical.
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( A ) <b>Arthur</b> <b>Holmes</b> ca. 1910, the father of “modern geochronology.” ( B ) F...
in > Elements
Published: 01 February 2013
F igure 1 ( A ) Arthur Holmes ca. 1910, the father of “modern geochronology.” ( B ) Frederick Soddy ca. 1922, who, while a lecturer at the University of Glasgow, showed that a radioactive element may have more than one atomic mass though the chemical properties are identical.
Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2003.207.01.13
EISBN: 9781862394896
... Claiming Arthur Raistrick as Britain’s premier palynologist might seem a bold assertion, but it will be demonstrated that his combination of technical innovation and comprehensive studies in a real commercial situation made an unanswerable case for the utility of microspores and pollen...
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Published: 01 November 1995
Journal of the Geological Society (1995) 152 (6): 933.
...R. S. White; A. C. Morton Abstract The papers printed below were contributed by scientists who attended the second Arthur Holmes European Research Meeting held in Reykjavik, Iceland in early July 1994. The igneous rocks produced by mantle plumes and at seafloor spreading-centres provide a powerful...
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Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 March 2013
GSA Bulletin (2013) 125 (3-4): 259-272.
... Time Scale , we have strived to maintain a consistency with efforts by the International Commission on Stratigraphy to develop an international geologic time scale. Although current geologic time scales are vastly improved over the first geologic time scale, published by Arthur Holmes in 1913, we note...
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Published: 01 January 1962
DOI: 10.1130/Petrologic.1962.569
EISBN: 9780813759425
... Abstract A review of 60 isotopic age measurements on southern African rocks indicates that many of these data have a bearing on important Precambrian stratigraphic problems. In 1948 Arthur Holmes first used age measurements in deciphering the structural history of this region. His study...
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Journal: Elements
Published: 01 February 2013
Elements (2013) 9 (1): 15-17.
...A century ago, Arthur Holmes' 1913 book, The Age of the Earth , outlined the basic tenets of geochronology in a remarkable early application of radioactive decay to constraining the geologic timescale and the age of the Earth. ...
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Journal: Elements
Published: 01 February 2013
Elements (2013) 9 (1): 53-57.
... Rutherford moved on to other research, Arthur Holmes nurtured the new field of geochronology, combining physics, chemistry, and geology to produce the earliest quantitative geologic timescale. Over the following decades, geochronology experienced a series of revolutionary and evolutionary advances...
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... profiles across rifted structures the reader is also referred to Effimoff and Pinezich (1981), Arthur et al (1982), and Fisher, Patton and Holmes (1982). Brief overviews of selected aspects of rifting are contained in Bally and Snelson (1980), Bott (1980), Avedik et al (1982), Ziegler (1982), and Bott...