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Controversy in Victorian Geology

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Secord gives a dazzlingly detailed account of this scientific trench warfare and its social consequences. One ends up with a marvelous feeling for the major taxonomic enterprises in Darwin's younger day: mapping, ordering, conquering 'taming the chaos" of the strata. All of these of course had social and imperial ramifications; and Secord mentions geology's moral appeal (in supporting a divinely-stratified Creation) to a beleaguered elite intent on subduing the lower orders. Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905. Book in very good condition with clean pages throughout and securely bound.Some minor foxing on top edge of pages.Dust jacket protected by a plastic cover.Printed in1986.

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Author(s):
James A Secord
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24.3 x 16.6 x 3cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0691084173
ISBN-13:
9780691084176
Number of pages:
363
Publisher:
Princeton University Press

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Secord gives a dazzlingly detailed account of this scientific trench warfare and its social consequences. One ends up with a marvelous feeling for the major taxonomic enterprises in Darwin's younger day: mapping, ordering, conquering 'taming the chaos" of the strata. All of these of course had social and imperial ramifications; and Secord mentions geology's moral appeal (in supporting a divinely-stratified Creation) to a beleaguered elite intent on subduing the lower orders. Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905. Book in very good condition with clean pages throughout and securely bound.Some minor foxing on top edge of pages.Dust jacket protected by a plastic cover.Printed in1986.

Author(s):
James A Secord
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24.3 x 16.6 x 3cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0691084173
ISBN-13:
9780691084176
Number of pages:
363
Publisher:
Princeton University Press

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