History of geophysics

  title={History of geophysics},
  author={Wilfried Schr{\"o}der},
  journal={Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica Hungarica},
  • W. Schröder
  • Published 12 June 2010
  • Geology
  • Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica Hungarica
Research activities focusing on the history and philosophy of various sciences are rather heterogeneous. Some disciplines, such as medicine, mathematics, and astronomy, have numerous noteworthy compendia and even specialized journals where papers on their respective history and philosophy can be published. The situation in geophysics, meteorology, and other subdivisions of the geosciences is less favourable. In this essay it is shown that research in the history and philosophy of these sciences… 

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