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  1. Thinking About The Earth: A History of Ideas in Geology.D. R. Oldroyd & K. Taylor - 1998 - Annals of Science 55 (3):327.
     
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  2. Darwinian Impacts: An Introduction to the Darwinian Revolution.D. R. Oldroyd - 1982 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 33 (3):315-321.
     
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    From Renaissance Mineral Studies to Historical Geology, in the Light of Michel Foucault's the Order of Things.W. R. Albury & D. R. Oldroyd - 1977 - British Journal for the History of Science 10 (3):187-215.
    In this paper we examine the study of minerals from the Renaissance to the early nineteenth century in the light of the work of Michel Foucault on the history of systems of thought. In spite of a certain number of theoretical problems, Foucault's enterprise opens up to the historian of science a vast terrain for exploration. But this is the place neither for a general exegesis nor for a general criticism of his position; our aim here is the more modest (...)
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    Robert Hooke's Methodology of Science as exemplified in his ‘Discourse of Earthquakes’.D. R. Oldroyd - 1972 - British Journal for the History of Science 6 (2):109-130.
    A number of authors have drawn attention to the contributions to geology of Robert Hooke, and it has been pointed out that in several ways his ideas were more advanced than those of Steno, who is sometimes taken to be the founder of geology as a scientific discipline. Moreover, it has been argued that in a number of instances Hooke should receive the credit for ideas which are usually believed to have originated in the work of James Hutton. This recognition (...)
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    Robert Hooke's Trinity College 'Musick Scripts', his music theory and the role of music in his cosmology.J. C. Kassler & D. R. Oldroyd - 1983 - Annals of Science 40 (6):559-595.
    (1983). Robert Hooke's Trinity College ‘Musick Scripts’, his music theory and the role of music in his cosmology. Annals of Science: Vol. 40, No. 6, pp. 559-595.
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    The Archaean controversy in Britain: Part I—The Rocks of St David's.D. R. Oldroyd - 1991 - Annals of Science 48 (5):407-452.
    SummaryEarly geological investigations in the St David's area (Pembrokeshire) are described, particularly the work of Murchison. In a reconnaissance survey in 1835, he regarded a ridge of rocks at St David's as intrusive in unfossiliferous Cambrian; and the early Survey mapping (chiefly the work of Aveline and Ramsay) was conducted on that assumption, leading to the publication of maps in 1845 and 1857. The latter represented the margins of the St David's ridge as ‘Altered Cambrian’. So the supposedly intrusive ‘syenite’ (...)
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    Kant's thoughts on the ageing of the earth.O. Reinhardt & D. R. Oldroyd - 1982 - Annals of Science 39 (4):349-369.
    A translation of Kant's early paper, ‘Die Frage, ob die Erde veralte, physikalisch erwogen’ is presented, and the main features of his position on this question in 1754 are summarized. In that year, Kant believed that the Earth was ageing, and that it was about 6000 years old. The paper allows us to understand the approximate outline of Kant's general ‘theory of the Earth’, and the relation of this theory to the cosmogony that he propounded in 1755. His ideas on (...)
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    Kant's theory of earthquakes and volcanic action.D. R. Oldroyd & O. Reinhardt - 1983 - Annals of Science 40 (3):247-272.
    Hauptsächlich erstmalige Übersetzung der 3 Texte Kants ins Englische R & O messen den Texten keine große Bedeutung bei.
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    Mineralogy and the 'Chemical Revolution'.D. R. Oldroyd - 1975 - Centaurus 19 (1):54-71.
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    Sir Archibald Geikie (1835–1924), geologist, romantic aesthete, and historian of geology.D. R. Oldroyd - 1980 - Annals of Science 37 (4):441-462.
    The characteristics of inductivist historiography of science, as practised by earlier scientist/historians, and Whig historiography, as practised by earlier political historians, are described, according to the accounts of Agassi and Butterfield. It is suggested that the writings of Geikie on the history of geology allow us to characterize him as a Whig/inductivist historian of science who formulated anachronistic judgements. It is further suggested that his writings have had a considerable long-term effect on interpretations of the history of geology. The character (...)
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    A List Of Ph.D. Theses In The History Of Science And Related Areas In Australian Universities To 1976.D. R. Oldroyd - 1977 - British Journal for the History of Science 10 (1):86-87.
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    A note on Andrew Ramsay's unpublished report on the St David's area, recently discovered.D. R. Oldroyd & G. McKenna - 1995 - Annals of Science 52 (2):193-196.
    Notice is given of the discovery of two reports and an accompanying manuscript map by Andrew Ramsay, on the geology of the St David's area, Pembrokeshire. This adds to previously published information on early geological work in this important region: Ramsay's report throw some light on his attitude towards Murchison's ideas on Welsh stratigraphy. The map is the earliest known version of the Survey's St David's sheet.
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    A Note on the Status of A. F. Cronstedt's Simple Earths and His Analytical Methods.D. R. Oldroyd - 1974 - Isis 65 (4):506-512.
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    Edward Daniel Clarke, 1769–1822, and his rôle in the history of the blow-pipe.D. R. Oldroyd - 1972 - Annals of Science 29 (3):213-235.
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    Historicism and the Rise of Historical Geology, Part 2.D. R. Oldroyd - 1979 - History of Science 17 (4):227-257.
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    The archaean controversy in britain: Part IV—Some general theoretical and social issues.D. R. Oldroyd - 1994 - Annals of Science 51 (6):571-592.
    The main theoretical issues in the study of the history of the Archaean Controversy in Britain, which arose in the first three papers of the present series, are summarized and discussed—in particular the problem of stratigraphical work in rocks where no fossils can be discerned. The ‘Archaean’ geologists showed some leanings towards Neo-Neptunism and this, together with the fact that their work challenged the Murchison/Survey view of British geology, was one of the reasons for the controversy. At a deeper level, (...)
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    The Archaean controversy in Britain: Part II—The Malverns and Shropshire.D. R. Oldroyd - 1992 - Annals of Science 49 (5):401-460.
    An account is given of early geological researches in the Malverns, the Church Stretton area, and the Wrekin. The reconnaissance work of Murchison suggested that each of these areas had Silurian sediments, intruded by igneous rocks . The early Survey maps were compiled on this theoretical basis, with the result that the Silurian sediments were regarded as the oldest rocks in Shropshire and the Malverns. Local geologists, working in the three areas, and with sufficient time to study the exposures in (...)
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    The Archaean Controversy in Britain: Part III—The rocks of Anglesey and Caernarvonshire.D. R. Oldroyd - 1993 - Annals of Science 50 (6):23-584.
    A detailed account is given of the development of the Archaean Controversy in Caernarvonshire and Anglesey. Sedgwick had found no base for his Cambrian in North Wales, but had intimated that some of the unfossiliferous rocks of the Lleyn Peninsula and Anglesey might be older than his Cambrian. He also described two ‘ribs’ of igneous rock: one running from Caernarvon to Bangor; the other inland, parallel to the first and crossing the Llanberis Pass at Llyn Padarn. The early Surveyors supposed (...)
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    By analogy with the heavens: Kant's theory of the earth.O. Reinhardt & D. R. Oldroyd - 1984 - Annals of Science 41 (3):203-221.
    We present an analysis, and first full English translation, of a paper by Kant entitled ‘Über die Vulcane im Monde’ . Kant became interested in the question of whether the mountains of the Moon were extinct volcanoes. Stimulated by the work of Herschel, Aepinus, and others, he considered the appearance of the Moon's surface and the possibility of lunar vulcanism. From this, he was led to consider the structures of mountain ranges on the Earth, which he decided were non-volcanic in (...)
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    Nineteenth century controversies concerning the mesozoic/tertiary boundary in New Zealand.D. R. Oldroyd - 1972 - Annals of Science 29 (1):39-57.
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    Two little known copies of black's lecture notes.D. R. Oldroyd - 1972 - Annals of Science 29 (1):35-37.
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    Some phlogistic mineralogical schemes, illustrative of the evolution of the concept of 'earth' in the 17th and 18th centuries. [REVIEW]D. R. Oldroyd - 1974 - Annals of Science 31 (4):269-305.
    (1974). Some phlogistic mineralogical schemes, illustrative of the evolution of the concept of ‘earth’ in the 17th and 18th centuries. Annals of Science: Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 269-305.
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  23. Murchison in Moray: A geologist on home ground with the correspondence of Roderick Impey Murchison and the Rev Dr George Gordon of Birnie (vol 53, pg 537, 1996). [REVIEW]D. R. Oldroyd - 1997 - Annals of Science 54 (1):109-109.
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