The Age of the Earth

The Age of the Earth

A Physicist's Odyssey

Archibald W Hendry


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This book spells out in detail how the age of the Earth has been determined over the centuries. First — the 'biblical' age: how was the date of Creation 4004 BC figured out? A date which is so important even today ... it is the basis of claims made by millions that the Earth is only about 6000 years old. Next — the response of geologists (and Darwin) for a very old Earth. Then, Kelvin's calculation of how long it would take for a hot Earth to cool down to its present state. And finally, today's answer ('billions'), based on the properties of radioactive materials. So, how old is Planet Earth?

  • The 'Biblical' Age of the Earth
  • James Hutton and lnfinite Time
  • Charles Darwin and the Weald
  • Lord Kelvin and Thermodynamics
  • Radioactivity's Revolution
  • Concluding Remarks

Readership: General readers who wish to know answers about the history of the Earth.Age of Earth;Biblical;Geological;Kelvin;Age from Radioactivity0Key Features:
  • Everyone is interested (whatever their religious orientation) in how old the Earth is
  • This book spells it all out
  • There is no other book like it