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Worlds before Adam : the reconstruction of geohistory in the age of reform, Martin J.S. Rudwick

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Worlds before Adam : the reconstruction of geohistory in the age of reform
Title
Worlds before Adam
Title remainder
the reconstruction of geohistory in the age of reform
Statement of responsibility
Martin J.S. Rudwick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The first detailed account of the reconstruction of prehuman geohistory, Martin J.S. Rudwick takes readers from the post-Napoleonic Restoration in Europe to the early years of Britain's Victorian age, chronicling the staggering discoveries geologists made during the period: the uncovering of the first dinosaur fossils, the glacial theory of the last Ice Age, and the meaning of igneous rocks, among others. Ultimately, Rudwick reveals geology to be the first of the sciences to investigate the historical dimension of nature."--Jacket
Awards note
Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 2008.
Cataloging source
DLC
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Rudwick, M. J. S
Dewey number
551.7094/09034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QE13.E85
LC item number
R83 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Geology
  • Science
  • Geology
  • Science
  • Geology
  • Science
  • Europe
  • Paläontologie
  • Historische Geologie
  • Europa
Label
Worlds before Adam : the reconstruction of geohistory in the age of reform, Martin J.S. Rudwick
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 567-603) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cuvier's model for geohistory (1817-25) -- Monsters from deep time (1819-24) -- The new stratigraphy (1817-25) -- Outline of life's history (1818-27) -- Ancient monsters on land (1818-25) -- Geological deluge and biblical flood (1819-24) -- The role of actual causes (1818-24) -- The dynamic earth (1818-24) -- The engine of geohistory (1824-29) -- The tertiary gateway (1824-27) -- The geologists' time-machine (1825-31) -- A directional history of life (1825-31) -- The last revolution (1824-30) -- The last mass extinction (1826-31) -- The centrality of central France (1826-28) -- Men among the mammoths? (1825-30) -- The specter of transmutation (1825-29) -- Lyell and Auvergne geology (1827-28) -- A geological grand tour (1828) -- Lyell in European context (1829-30) -- Geology's guiding principles (1830) -- "The Huttonian theory rediviva" (1830-31) -- Promoting Lyell's Principles (1830-31) -- The uniformity of life (1831-32) -- Completing Lyell's Principles (1832-33) -- Geohistory in retrospect (1833) -- Challenges to Lyell's geotheory (1832-35) -- The human species in geohistory (1830-37) -- Buckland's designful geohistory (1832-36) -- The progression of life (1833-39) -- Imagining geohistory (1831-40) -- Lyell's geotheory dismembered (1834-40) -- Actual causes on trial (1834-39) -- Explaining erratics (1833-40) -- Snowball earth? (1835-40) -- Taking stock for the future (1840-45)
Control code
ocn173809136
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xxii, 614 pages
Isbn
9780226731285
Lccn
2007041676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o173809136
  • (OCoLC)173809136
Label
Worlds before Adam : the reconstruction of geohistory in the age of reform, Martin J.S. Rudwick
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 567-603) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cuvier's model for geohistory (1817-25) -- Monsters from deep time (1819-24) -- The new stratigraphy (1817-25) -- Outline of life's history (1818-27) -- Ancient monsters on land (1818-25) -- Geological deluge and biblical flood (1819-24) -- The role of actual causes (1818-24) -- The dynamic earth (1818-24) -- The engine of geohistory (1824-29) -- The tertiary gateway (1824-27) -- The geologists' time-machine (1825-31) -- A directional history of life (1825-31) -- The last revolution (1824-30) -- The last mass extinction (1826-31) -- The centrality of central France (1826-28) -- Men among the mammoths? (1825-30) -- The specter of transmutation (1825-29) -- Lyell and Auvergne geology (1827-28) -- A geological grand tour (1828) -- Lyell in European context (1829-30) -- Geology's guiding principles (1830) -- "The Huttonian theory rediviva" (1830-31) -- Promoting Lyell's Principles (1830-31) -- The uniformity of life (1831-32) -- Completing Lyell's Principles (1832-33) -- Geohistory in retrospect (1833) -- Challenges to Lyell's geotheory (1832-35) -- The human species in geohistory (1830-37) -- Buckland's designful geohistory (1832-36) -- The progression of life (1833-39) -- Imagining geohistory (1831-40) -- Lyell's geotheory dismembered (1834-40) -- Actual causes on trial (1834-39) -- Explaining erratics (1833-40) -- Snowball earth? (1835-40) -- Taking stock for the future (1840-45)
Control code
ocn173809136
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xxii, 614 pages
Isbn
9780226731285
Lccn
2007041676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o173809136
  • (OCoLC)173809136

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