Worlds Before Adam: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Reform ePub download
by Martin J. S. Rudwick
- ISBN: 0226731294
- ISBN13: 978-0226731292
- ePub: 1521 kb | FB2: 1224 kb
- Language: English
- Category: Earth Sciences
- Publisher: University of Chicago Press; Reprint edition (May 15, 2010)
- Pages: 648
- Rating: 4.2/5
- Votes: 130
- Format: lrf mbr lit doc
By Martin J. S. Rudwick. Article in The Journal of Modern History 82(1):161-163 · March 2010 with 11 Reads. How we measure 'reads'.
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Here, Rudwick takes readers from the post-Napoleonic Restoration in Europe to the early years of Britain’s Victorian age .
Here, 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 unearthing of the first dinosaur fossils, the glacial theory of the last ice age, and the meaning of igneous rocks, among others.
Worlds before Adam is an erudite and insightful sequel to Rudwick’s 2005 volume Bursting the Limits of Time. It narrates practical scientific work and theoretical speculation, which, in the quarter century between 1820 and 1845, saw geohistory refined by an increasingly sophisticated understanding of the causal mechanisms of geology. During this period, a closer integration of empirical study and theoretical conjecture allowed geologists to reconstruct a consistent outline of geohistory.
Martin J. Rudwick is professor emeritus of history at the University of California, San Diego and affiliated scholar in the . Rudwick is professor emeritus of history at the University of California, San Diego and affiliated scholar in the Department of the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. Anyway, it is shorter. Together they make a classic that anyone who wants to understand the mingled histories of geology and paleontology in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries should read. One person found this helpful.
Ultimately, Rudwick reveals geology to be the first of the sciences to investigate the historical dimension of nature, a model that Charles Darwin used in developing his evolutionary theory
He is the author of Bursting the Limits of Time,The Meaning of Fossils, The Great Devonian Controversy, Scenes from Deep Time, and Georges Cuvier, all published by the University of Chicago Press. He was awarded the Sarton Medal of the History of Science Society in 2007.
Books : WORLDS BEFORE ADAM 8211 THE RECONSTR. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, scientists reconstructed the immensely long history of the earth-and the relatively recent arrival of human life. The geologists of the period, many of whom were devout believers, agreed about this vast timescale.
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