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Referee's report by George Howard Darwin, on a paper 'On the distribution of strain in the Earth's crust resulting from secular cooling, with special reference to the growth of continents and the formation of mountain-chains' by Charles Davison

Reference number: RR/10/31

Date: 11 June 1887

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Recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. The mathematical treatment is 'inelegant'. Some of the explanation is unclear. Refers to work by Fisher [?]. The referee is considering writing a note to be published alongside the paper, which he assumes will not need to be submitted for review. Suggests shortening the mathematical section.

Subject: Mathematics, Geology

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1887]

Reference number
RR/10/31
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11 June 1887
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Letter on paper
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4 pages
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Manuscript

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George Howard Darwin

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George Howard Darwin, Referee's report by George Howard Darwin, on a paper 'On the distribution of strain in the Earth's crust resulting from secular cooling, with special reference to the growth of continents and the formation of mountain-chains' by Charles Davison, 11 June 1887, RR/10/31, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_10_31/referees-report-by-george-howard-darwin-on-a-paper-on-the-distribution-of-strain-in-the-earths-crust-resulting-from-secular-cooling-with-special-reference-to-the-growth-of-continents-and-the-formation-of-mountain-chains-by-charles-davison, accessed on 21 April 2024

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