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Worlds Before Adam: the Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Reform

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The first detailed account of the reconstruction of prehuman geohistory, Worlds Before Adam 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. 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.
In very good condition. Slight wear on cover. Interior of book in fine condition.

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Author(s):
Rudwick, Martin J.S.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2008
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0226731294
ISBN-13:
9780226731292
Number of pages:
614
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Title:
Worlds Before Adam: the Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Reform

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The first detailed account of the reconstruction of prehuman geohistory, Worlds Before Adam 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. 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.
In very good condition. Slight wear on cover. Interior of book in fine condition.

Author(s):
Rudwick, Martin J.S.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2008
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0226731294
ISBN-13:
9780226731292
Number of pages:
614
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Title:
Worlds Before Adam: the Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Reform

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