How Did Arthur Holmes Contribute To Our Understanding Of Earth's Age

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Holmes was a british geologist who contributed to our understanding of earth's age. Arthur Holmes gained his early interest in science at Gateshead High school. From 1912 to 1920 Holmes was a demonstrator in geology at imperial college. Holmes wa married twice his first wife was Margaret Howe in 1914 after her death to the distinguished petrologist his second wife was Doris L. Reynolds. arthur Holmes was known for the studies of the earth.

Arthur Holmes was born in England on January 14, 1890. Holmes was a graduate student at London Imperial college of science. Holmes had come there to study physics but switched to geology before he graduated in 1910. He formulated the first quantitative geological time scale he estimated the earth to be
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