Book ID: CBB000082438

Lyell: The past is key to the present (1998)


Blundell, Derek J. (Editor)
Scott, Andrew C. (Editor)

Geological Society

Publication Date: 1998
Physical Details: viii + 376 pp.; illus.; notes; index

Description Partial contents: Rudwick, Martin J.S.: Lyell and the Principles of geology. Thackray, John C.; Charles Lyell and the Geological Society. Wilson, Leonard G.: Lyell: The man and his times. Vaccari, Ezio: Lyell's reception on the continent of Europe: A contribution to an open historiographical problem. Dott, Robert H., Jr.: Charles Lyell's debt to North America: His lectures and travels from 1841 to 1853. Friedman, Gerald M.: Charles Lyell in New York State. Cohen, Claudine: Charles Lyell and the evidences of the antiquity of man. Leeder, M.R.: Principles of geology: Foundations of sedimentology. Berggren, W.A.: The Cenozoic era: Lyellian (chrono)stratigraphy and nomenclatural reform at the millennium. Hallam, A.: Lyell's views on organic progression, evolution and extinction. Burchfield, Joe S.: The age of the Earth and the invention of geological time. Boylan, Patrick J.: Lyell and the dilemma of Quaternary glaciation. Fleming, James R.: Charles Lyell and climatic change: Speculation and cetainty. Baker, Victor R.: Catastrophism and uniformitarianism: Logical roots and current relevance in geology. Mather, J.: From William Smith to William Whitaker: The development of British hydrogeology. Bolt, Bruce A.: Earthquakes and earth structure: A perspective since Hutton and Lyell.

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Authors & Contributors
Rudwick, Martin J.S.
Tasch, Paul
Bowker, Geof
Sheets-Pyenson, Susan
Rushton, A. W. A.
Ray, Margaret
Earth Sciences History: Journal of the History of the Earth Sciences Society
British Journal for the History of Science
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science
Journal of the History of Biology
Journal of the Geological Society of London
Historical geology; theory of the earth
Mines and mining
Lyell, Charles
Shelley, Percy Bysshe
Phillips, John
Murchison, Roderick Impey
Hutton, James
Griffith, Richard John
Time Periods
19th century
British Isles
University of Edinburgh

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