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Geology 521: History of Geology
This is a history-of-geology course that includes a great deal of Earth history material. The course describes historical development of geology as a scientific discipline from ancient civilizations to the modern space age, the historical context and cultural basis of major geological theories regarding the origin of the Earth and processes that have influenced the Earth's development, the lives and contributions of individuals, whose ideas have shaped scientific thought and public opinion, scientific technology, exploration, and the changing role of science through time and the history of American and Kansan geology.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Course
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geologic time
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
All course curriculum copyright by the author, J.S. Aber (2003).
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-405
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Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: J. S. Aber
Department of Earth Science