The Face of the Earth

His trailblazing theses are still valid today, he coined terms like atmosphere, hydro-, litho- and biosphere, Tethys and Gondwana-Land. In mesmerizing photographs and reflections on the man and his work, written by top geologists of our time, this book pays homage to Eduard Suess, the pioneer of geosciences and ‘father of modern geology’, on the centenary of his death.

Thomas Hofmann
Günter Blöschl
Lois Lammerhuber
Werner Piller
A.M. Celâl Şengör

24,5 × 30,2 cm
104 pages
60 images
English
Hardcover
ISBN 978-3-901753-69-5
April 2014

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Authors

  • A. M. Celâl Sengör

    A. M. Celâl Sengör is a geologist with interest in global tectonics. His interest in geology was awakened by Jules [...] more

  • Günter Blöschl

    Günter Blöschl is Professor of Hydrology, Director of the Centre for Water Resource Systems, and Head of the Institute of [...] more

  • Lois Lammerhuber

    Lois Lammerhuber is a photographer and publisher. His close collaboration with GEO Magazine started in 1984, continues to this day, [...] more

  • Thomas Hofmann

    Thomas Hofmann is Head of the library, archive and press of the Geological Survey of Austria. He has published numerous [...] more

  • Werner E. Piller

    Werner E. Piller is Professor of Palaeontology and Historical Geology at the University of Graz. His research spans fields ranging [...] more

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The Face of the Earth – The Legacy of Eduard Suess is a book „posthumus“ written by the „father of modern day geology“, Eduard Suess. On 26 April 2013 happens to be the centennial death anniversary of Suess. He was not only influential in geosciences but also in society as a politician, built the Viennese water supply (among many other things), and he was a genuine European, born in England, living in Prague and Vienna. Many of his most important theses are still valid today. He defined themes like Thetys, Gondwana-Land or Biosphere, the Continental Breakup or the so called Long Distance Correlation. The themes refers to the diversity of geoscience processes and how form is related to process. The book The Face of the Earth cuts across all disciplines compiling quotes of the excellent writer Suess, commented by some of todays most important geologists – Celâl Şengör, Günter Blöschl, Werner Piller and Thomas Hofmann – and mirrored and anchored in the photographes of Lois Lammerhuber.

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The Face of the Earth – The Legacy of Eduard Suess is a book „posthumus“ written by the „father of modern day geology“, Eduard Suess. On 26 April 2013 happens to be the centennial death anniversary of Suess. He was not only influential in geosciences but also in society as a politician, built the Viennese water supply (among many other things), and he was a genuine European, born in England, living in Prague and Vienna. Many of his most important theses are still valid today. He defined themes like Thetys, Gondwana-Land or Biosphere, the Continental Breakup or the so called Long Distance Correlation. The themes refers to the diversity of geoscience processes and how form is related to process. The book The Face of the Earth cuts across all disciplines compiling quotes of the excellent writer Suess, commented by some of todays most important geologists – Celâl Şengör, Günter Blöschl, Werner Piller and Thomas Hofmann – and mirrored and anchored in the photographes of Lois Lammerhuber.

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Weight1.130 kg / 2.49 lbs
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