The Resource Reading the rocks : how Victorian geologists discovered the secret of life, Brenda Maddox

Reading the rocks : how Victorian geologists discovered the secret of life, Brenda Maddox

Label
Reading the rocks : how Victorian geologists discovered the secret of life
Title
Reading the rocks
Title remainder
how Victorian geologists discovered the secret of life
Statement of responsibility
Brenda Maddox
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a group biography of the first geologists, the people who were first to excavate from the layers of the world its buried history. These first geologists were made up primarily of gentlemen with the necessary wealth to support their interests, yet also included clergymen, academics and women. The new science of geology was pursued by this assorted band because it opened a window on Earth's ancient past. They showed courage in facing the conflict between geology and Genesis as the rocks and fossils showed that the Earth was immeasurably old, rather than springing from a creation made in the six days that the Bible claimed. This book tells the individual stories of this group, their hope and fears, triumphs and disappointments, the theological, philosophical and scientific debates their findings provoked, and the way that as a group, they were to change our understanding of the world
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maddox, Brenda
Dewey number
551.0922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Geology
  • Geology
  • Geologists
  • Geologists
  • Geologists
  • Science
  • Geologists
  • Geology
  • Science
  • Europe
Target audience
adult
Label
Reading the rocks : how Victorian geologists discovered the secret of life, Brenda Maddox
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xii, 254 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781408879603
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)967094836
  • 1663052
  • (OCoLC)ocn967094836
  • 1663052
Label
Reading the rocks : how Victorian geologists discovered the secret of life, Brenda Maddox
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xii, 254 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781408879603
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)967094836
  • 1663052
  • (OCoLC)ocn967094836
  • 1663052

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