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Citakan:WVS Géologi (tina basa Yunani γη- (ge-, "bumi") and λογος (logos, "kecap", "alesan")) nyaéta élmu jeung pangajaran ngeunaan bumi, kaasup kajadiannana, strukturna, sifat fisikna, sajarah, jeung proses pembentukannana, ngarupakeun salah sahiji bagean elmu bumi. Ahli geologi netepkeun umur bumi kira-kira 4.6 milyar (4.6x109) taun, sarta nangtukeun yen litosfer bumi, nu kaasup kerak, nyaeta bagean tina tektonik lempeng nu pipindahan dina saluhureun rheic mantel bagian luhur (asthenosphere) ngaliwatan proses nu nujul kana lempeng-lempeng tektonik. Ahli geologi mantuan neangan tur ngokolakeun sumber daya alam Bumi, saperti minyak bumi jeung batubara, oge logam saperti beusi, tambaga, jeung uranium. Oge nu dipikaresep sacara ekonomi kaasup batu mulia tur mineral sejen saperti asbestos, perlite, mica, phosphates, zeolites, clay, pumice, quartz, sarta silica, oge unsur sejen saperti sulfur, chlorine, jeung helium.

Geologi luar angkasa (kadangkala disebut Astrogeology) nujul kana dipakena prinsip geologi keur sistim tata surya sejenna. Watesan husus saperti selenology (nalungtik moon), areology (keur Mars), jst., ilahar oge dipake. Dina basa sapopoe, geologi oge ilahar dipake dirangketkeun jeung kecap sejen keur ngajelaskeun hal salian ti bumi (upamana. "geologi planet Mars").

Kecap "geologi" mimiti dipake ku Jean-André Deluc dina tahun 1778 sarta diwanohkeun tur make watesan nu tetep ku Horace-Bénédict de Saussure dina taun 1779. Elmu ieu teu kaasup dina Encyclopedia Britannica edisi katilu nu lengkep dina 1797, tapi mimiti asup sacara jentre dina edisi kaopat nu lengkep dina 1809.[1] Harti nu leuwih ti heula mimiti dipake ku Richard de Bury keur ngabedakeun antara ka-bumi-an jeung yurisprudensi theologi.

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Karya Peri Lithon (Dina Batu, Ing: On Stones) ku Theophrastus (372-287 BC), salah saurang murid Aristoteles, bukti nyata keur abad kiwari. Interpreatsi fossils ieu teu pernah dibuka nepi anggeusna Revolusi Elmu tur ditarjamahkeun kana Basa Latin sarta sababaraha basa asing sejenna.

Sababaraha ahli kiwari, saperti Fielding H. Garrison, boga nyebutkeun yen elmu geologi modern dimimitian dina zaman Muslim.[2] Abu al-Rayhan al-Biruni (973-1048 AD) dianggap salaku ahli geologi Muslim modern, karya munggaranna nyaeta geologi India.[3] Ibnu Sina (Avicenna, 981 - 1037 C.E.), dina hal husus, mere kontribusi nyata kana elmu alam (nu disebut Attabieyat) bareng jeung filsuf sejenna saperti Ikhwan AI-Safa jeung nu sejenna. Enslikopedi karya anjeunna nyaeta “Kitab AI-Shifa” (the Book of Cure, Healing or Remedy from ignorance), dina bagean 2, seksi 5, nulis ngeunaan Mineral jeung Meteorologi, dina bab genep: Formasi gunung-gunung, The advantages of mountains in the formation of clouds; Sources of water; Origin of earthquakes; Formation of minerals; The diversity of earth’s terrain. These principles were later known in the Renaissance of Europe as the law of superposition of strata, the concept of catastrophisim, and the doctrine of uniformitarianism. These concepts were also embodied in the Theory of the Earth by James Hutton in the Eighteenth century C.E. Academics such as Toulumin and Goodfield (1965), commented on Avicenna's contribution: "Around A.D. 1000, Avicenna was already suggesting a hypothesis about the origin of mountain ranges, which in the Christian world, would still have been considered quite radical eight hundred years later".[4]

In China, the polymath Shen Kua (1031-1095) formulated a hypothesis for the process of land formation: based on his observation of fossil shells in a geological stratum in a mountain hundreds of miles from the ocean, he inferred that the land was formed by erosion of the mountains and by deposition of silt.

Georg Agricola (1494-1555), a physician, wrote the first systematic treatise about mining and smelting works, De re metallica libri XII, with an appendix Buch von den Lebewesen unter Tage (Book of the Creatures Beneath the Earth). He covered subjects like wind energy, hydrodynamic power, melting cookers, transport of ores, extraction of soda, sulfur and alum, and administrative issues. The book was published in 1556. Nicolas Steno (1638-1686) is credited with the law of superposition, the principle of original horizontality, and the principle of lateral continuity: three defining principles of stratigraphy. Previous attempts at such statements meet accusations of heresy from the Church.[rujukan?]

By the 1700s Jean-Étienne Guettard and Nicolas Desmarest hiked central France and recorded their observations on geological maps; Guettard recorded the first observation of the volcanic origins of this part of France.

William Smith (1769-1839) drew some of the first geological maps and began the process of ordering rock strata (layers) by examining the fossils contained in them.

James Hutton is often viewed as the first modern geologist. In 1785 he presented a paper entitled Theory of the Earth to the Royal Society of Edinburgh. In his paper, he explained his theory that the Earth must be much older than had previously been supposed in order to allow enough time for mountains to be eroded and for sediments to form new rocks at the bottom of the sea, which in turn were raised up to become dry land. Hutton published a two-volume version of his ideas in 1795 (Vol. 1, Vol. 2).

The geologist, 19th century painting by Carl Spitzweg.

Followers of Hutton were known as Plutonists because they believed that some rocks were formed by vulcanism which is the deposition of lava from volcanoes, as opposed to the Neptunists, who believed that all rocks had settled out of a large ocean whose level gradually dropped over time.

In 1811 Georges Cuvier and Alexandre Brongniart published their explanation of the antiquity of the Earth, inspired by Cuvier's discovery of fossil elephant bones in Paris. To prove this, they formulated the principle of stratigraphic succession of the layers of the earth. They were independently anticipated by William Smith's stratigraphic studies on England and Scotland.

By 1827 Charles Lyell's Principles of Geology reiterated Hutton's uniformitarianism, which influenced the thought of Charles Darwin.

Sir Charles Lyell first published his famous book, Principles of Geology, in 1830 and continued to publish new revisions until he died in 1875. He successfully promoted the doctrine of uniformitarianism. This theory states that slow geological processes have occurred throughout the Earth's history and are still occurring today. In contrast, catastrophism is the theory that Earth's features formed in single, catastrophic events and remained unchanged thereafter. Though Hutton believed in uniformitarianism, the idea was not widely accepted at the time.

Plate tectonics - seafloor spreading and continental drift illustrated on relief globe of the Field Museum

19th century geology revolved around the question of the Earth's exact age. Estimates varied from a few 100,000 to billions of years. The most significant advance in 20th century geology has been the development of the theory of plate tectonics in the 1960s. Plate tectonic theory arose out of two separate geological observations: seafloor spreading and continental drift. The theory revolutionized the Earth sciences.

The theory of continental drift was proposed by Frank Bursley Taylor in 1908, expanded by Alfred Wegener in 1912 and by Arthur Holmes, but wasn't broadly accepted until the late 1960s when the theory of plate tectonics was developed.

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There are a number of important principles in geology. Many of these involve the ability to provide the relative ages of strata or the manner in which they were formed.

The principle of intrusive relationships concerns crosscutting intrusions. In geology, when an igneous intrusion cuts across a formation of sedimentary rock, it can be determined that the igneous intrusion is younger than the sedimentary rock. There are a number of different types of intrusions, including stocks, laccoliths, batholiths, sills and dikes.

The principle of cross-cutting relationships pertains to the formation of faults and the age of the sequences through which they cut. Faults are younger than the rocks they cut; accordingly, if a fault is found that penetrates some formations but not those on top of it, then the formations that were cut are older than the fault, and the ones that are not cut must be younger than the fault. Finding the key bed in these situations may help determine whether the fault is a normal fault or a thrust fault.

The principle of inclusions and components states that, with sedimentary rocks, if inclusions (or clasts) are found in a formation, then the inclusions must be older than the formation that contains them. For example, in sedimentary rocks, it is common for gravel from an older formation to be ripped up and included in a newer layer. A similar situation with igneous rocks occurs when xenoliths are found. These foreign bodies are picked up as magma or lava flows, and are incorporated, later to cool in the matrix. As a result, xenoliths are older than the rock which contains them.

The principle of uniformitarianism states that the geologic processes observed in operation that modify the Earth's crust at present have worked in much the same way over geologic time. A fundamental principle of geology advanced by the 18th century Scottish physician and geologist James Hutton, is that "the present is the key to the past." In Hutton's words: "the past history of our globe must be explained by what can be seen to be happening now."

The principle of original horizontality states that the deposition of sediments occurs as essentially horizontal beds. Observation of modern marine and non-marine sediments in a wide variety of environments supports this generalization (although cross-bedding is inclined, the overall orientation of cross-bedded units is horizontal).

The principle of superposition states that a sedimentary rock layer in a tectonically undisturbed sequence is younger than the one beneath it and older than the one above it. Logically a younger layer cannot slip beneath a layer previously deposited. This principle allows sedimentary layers to be viewed as a form of vertical time line, a partial or complete record of the time elapsed from deposition of the lowest layer to deposition of the highest bed.

The principle of faunal succession is based on the appearance of fossils in sedimentary rocks. As organisms exist at the same time period throughout the world, their presence or (sometimes) absence may be used to provide a relative age of the formations in which they are found. Based on principles laid out by William Smith almost a hundred years before the publication of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, the principles of succession were developed independently of evolutionary thought. The principle becomes quite complex, however, given the uncertainties of fossilization, the localization of fossil types due to lateral changes in habitat (facies change in sedimentary strata), and that not all fossils may be found globally at the same time.

Ilustrasi syncline jeung anticline nu ilahar diulik dina géologi struktur jeung géomorfologi.

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Geologi luar angkasa[édit | sunting sumber]

Surface of Mars as photographed by the Viking 2 lander December 9, 1977.

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  1. Winchester, Simon (2001). The Map that Changed the World, 25, HarperCollins Publishers. ISBN 0-06-093180-9
  2. Fielding H. Garrison wrote in the History of Medicine:

    "The Saracens themselves were the originators not only of algebra, chemistry, and geology, but of many of the so-called improvements or refinements of civilization, such as street lamps, window-panes, firework, stringed instruments, cultivated fruits, perfumes, spices, etc."

  3. Abdus Salam (1984), "Islam and Science". In C. H. Lai (1987), Ideals and Realities: Selected Essays of Abdus Salam, 2nd ed., World Scientific, Singapore, p. 179-213.
  4. Toulumin, S. and Goodfield, J. (1965), ’The Ancestry of science: The Discovery of Time’, Hutchinson & Co., London, p.64. Also see http://muslimheritage.com/topics/default.cfm?ArticleID=319

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