Timeline of geology

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• c. 1025 - Abū Rayhān al-Bīrūnī publishes the Kitab fi Tahqiq ma li'l-Hind (Researches on India), in which he discusses the geology of India and hypothesizes that it was once a sea.[1] • 1027 - Avicenna publishes The Book of Healing, in which he hypothesizes on two causes of mountains,[2] and

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Timeline of geologyTimeline of geology: see also geologic time scale.c. 1025 - Abū Rayhān al-Bīrūnī publishes the Kitab fi Tahqiq ma li'l-Hind (Researches on India), in which he discusses the geology of India and hypothesizes that it was once a sea.[1] 1027 - Avicenna publishes The Book of Healing, in which he hypothesizes on two causes of mountains,[2] and proposes the law of superposition and the concept of uniformitarianism.[3] 1556 - Agricola publishes De re metallica. This book acts as the standard mining and assaying text for the next 250 years. 1620 - Francis Bacon notices the jigsaw fit of the opposite shores of the Atlantic Ocean 1669 - Nicolas Steno puts forward his theory that sedimentary strata had been deposited in former seas, and that fossils were organic in origin 1701 - Edmund Halley suggests using the salinity and evaporation of the Mediterranean to determine the age of the Earth 1743 - Dr Christopher Packe produces a geological map of south-east England 1746 - Jean-tienne Guettard presents the first mineralogical map of France to the French Academy of Sciences. 1760 - John Michell suggests earthquakes are caused by one layer of rocks rubbing against another 1776 - James Keir suggests that some rocks, such as those at the Giant's Causeway, might have been formed by the crystallisation of molten lava 1779 - Comte de Buffon speculates that the Earth is older than the 6,000 years suggested by the Bible 1785 - Jame

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