Principles of Geology, Volume 2

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University of Chicago Press, May 7, 1991 - Science - 352 pages
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As important to modern world views as any work of Darwin, Marx, or Freud, Lyell's Principles of Geology has never before been available in paperback. In the second of three volumes, Lyell (1797-1875) continues his uniformitarian argument of Volume I—the physical features of the earth are endlessly fluctuating around a stable mean—but focuses on organic rather than inorganic processes. Volume II is widely known because of its influence on Darwin, who took the book on his famous Beagle voyage and was stimulated by Lyell's extensive treatment of biological history and diversity.
 

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Contents

VOL
1
CHAPTER II
18
CHAPTER III
36
CHAPTER IV
49
CHAPTER V
66
CHAPTER VI
87
CHAPTER VII
105
CHAPTER VIII
123
CHAPTER X
158
CHAPTER XI
176
CHAPTER XII
185
CHAPTER XIII
209
CHAPTER XIV
228
CHAPTER XV
239
CHAPTER XVI
253
CHAPTER XVII
272

CHAPTER IX
141

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