James Hutton and the History of Geology

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Cornell University Press, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 303 pages
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In James Hutton and the History of Geology, Dennis R. Dean provides a more accurate and complete account of Hutton?s major geological writings than any that has hitherto appeared. He examines the growth and development of Hutton?s thought in the light of his training and experience in medicine, agriculture, and philosophy, locating him within the intellectual milieux of Edinburgh at the height of the Scottish Enlightenment.
  

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Contents

The Man and His Theory
1
The Middle Phase
30
Theory of the Earth 1795
58
Hall Werner and Jameson
84
Playfair
105
Huttonian Controversy
126
Huttonians and Wernerians
144
The Triumph of Facts
163
1o Lyell
202
Hutton and the Historians
230
Toward Modernity
248
Hutton and Black
271
Hutton and Toulmin
272
Hutton and Geological Time
275
Index
297
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Specific Problems
183

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