- Tapa dura: 218 páginas
- Editor: One off Publishing; Edición: 3rd ed. (4 de septiembre de 2011)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0952260379
- ISBN-13: 978-0952260370
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Dinosaurs and the Expanding Earth (Inglés) Tapa dura – 4 sep 2011
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“...this is an original work rather than a re-presentation of existing knowledge...” Geology Today
“Stephen Hurrell’s book (proposes) an increasing gravity throughout geologic time. Its clear and lively descriptions lead the reader straight to the core of the arguments” Professor Giancarlo Scalera
“Hurrell [has] shown dinosaurs’ bones could not have borne their weight” Professor S. Warren Carey
“surface gravity during the Permian was ... precisely what you are suggesting ... much reduced surface gravity would have benefited their existence and mobility immensely” Dr James Maxlow
“Like many such independent thinkers ... we can understand the huge size of the Dinosaurs” Professor Lance Endersbee
“Stephen Hurrell has put his finger on an answer to what is surely one of the most perplexing questions in palaeontology - why the dinosaurs were so huge” Don Findlay
“...has written a landmark book that will still be read and cited 100 years from now” William Erickson
“...finally gives compelling universal answers as to why giants existed back 'then' and not 'now'.” David de Hilster
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When Dinosaurs and the Expanding Earth was first published it proposed a startling idea to explain the long-standing puzzle of the dinosaurs' gigantic size. Stephen Hurrell presented scientific evidence that dinosaurs lived in a reduced gravity and this allowed them to grow to gigantic proportions. The Reduced Gravity Earth theory explains why all land-based life has shifted towards a larger scale on the ancient Earth. This includes gigantic dinosaurs, plants and insects. It is also a key piece of evidence that provides additional support for an Expanding Earth, something a few leading geologists have been suggesting for decades. Since its initial unveiling, the Reduced Gravity Earth theory has been widely discussed and debated. Individuals from laymen to professors are now arguing that gravity was lower on the ancient Earth. You can analyse the evidence for believing the controversial Reduced Gravity Earth theory and its implications for the Expanding Earth in this third edition of Dinosaurs and the Expanding Earth. Praise for previous editions of Dinosaurs and the Expanding Earth 'something completely different ... an original work rather than a re-presentation of existing knowledge ... well presented.' GEOLOGY TODAY - Blackwell Science Ltd. 'Engineers (Hurrell) have shown that dinosaurs' bones could not have borne their weight ... much reduced surface gravity is essential for dinosaurs to have existed.' Professor S. Warren Carey, University of Tasmania. '... written in a plain straightforward style and its target is a wide public not interested in specialist treatises. Its clear and lively descriptions lead the reader straight to the core of the arguments. ... could well be the topics of joint scientific collaboration between engineers and paleontologists.' ANNALS OF GEOPHYSICS
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Over 65 million years ago the Earth gravity was one third of today's. What produced this change in gravity?
According to this and other publications on the subject the evidence leads to the fact our planet and most probably all celestial objects have slowly undergo a natural process of growth and expansion.
This, the only logical theory of the extinction of the dinosaurs, is based on the idea that the growth of the hollow orb along million of years increased the size of the seas and gravity and as a result the dinosaurs' weight and their difficulty of movement. That a heavier and larger planet slowly restricted their possibilities to survive and evidently all life, including most flora and fauna and even insects, to adjust to a stronger gravitational force, gradually along eons became smaller and lighter.
This is a well-researched, thrice revised, profusely illustrated, a logical and sensible theoretical postulation by an engineer who knows the exact meaning of the ratio between gravity versus size, mass, volume and weight.
See also Land of no Horizon by Taylor
I do feel though, that the hypothesis given in this book trying to explain how the earth expands is pretty weak which is why I give it a 4 star rating instead of a 5 star.
I would recommend this book to anybody who isn't familiar with the expanding earth theory. It explains the history of this theory and gives convincing evidence that the earth is indeed expanding.
I have no problem with this view of geologic history, but a lot of people think I'm retarded for taking it seriously.
Someday the world will be gigantic and their descendants will be neotonic hyper-cephalic humanoids one foot tall whether they believe it or not!
Amazingly, many paleontologists, including Robert Bakker, deny that dinosaurs were exceptionally large, and they point to the large mammals that lived during the Miocene and Pleistocene as proof. But the mass of the largest land mammals was merely tens-of-tons. The largest dinosaurs were over 100 tons, as massive as a Blue Whale. According to Bakker, the AVERAGE mass of the Late Jurassic herbivores (mainly sauropods and stegosaurs) was 20 tons! And in the current fauna, body mass at the generic level is at least an order of magnitude less than dinosaurs. According to the late Nicholas Hotton, who DID believe that dinosaurs were exceptionally large and unique in tetrapod history, the smallest dinosaur was bigger than two-thirds of all living mammals; the majority of dinosaurs were bigger than all but 2% of living mammals.
So, if you want to impress your friends AND stay ahead of the curve, buy TWO copies of Hurrell's book, one for yourself, and one for a friend.