publication . Article . 2013

XV.— On the Secular Cooling of the Earth

William Thomson;
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  • Published: 17 Jan 2013 Journal: Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, volume 23, pages 157-169 (issn: 0080-4568, eissn: 2053-5945, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Abstract
1. For eighteen years it has pressed on my mind, that essential principles of Thermo-dynamics have been overlooked by those geologists who uncompromisingly oppose all paroxysmal hypotheses, and maintain not only that we have examples now before us, on the earth, of all the different actions by which its crust has been modified in geological history, but that these actions have never, or have not on the whole, been more violent in past time than they are at present.
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free text keywords: Geology, Astrobiology
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