neptunism


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Related to neptunism: Neptunian theory, Plutonism

neptunism

the now obsolete theory that all rock surfaces were formed by the agency of water. Cf. plutonism. — neptunist, n.
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Topics include: Plutonism versus Neptunism, the sanukitoid series, the geochemistry of Archaean plagioclase-rich granites as a marker of source enrichment and depth of melting, chemical structure in granitic magmas, and more.
The book covers subjects such as the age of the earth, catastrophism vs uniformitarianism, evolution vs creationism, plutonism vs neptunism, continental drift and plate tectonics.