James Hutton and the History of Geology

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Cornell University Press, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 303 pages
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Though the publication of Hutton's Theory of the Earth (1795) is usually regarded as the beginning of modern geology, it and other works by Hutton have rarely been studied in the original. Dean provides an accurate account of Hutton's major geological writings, in the light of his training and exper
 

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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
Copyright

Specific Problems
183

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