Meaning of Fossils: Episodes in the History of Palaeontology / Edition 2

Meaning of Fossils: Episodes in the History of Palaeontology / Edition 2

by Martin J. S. Rudwick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226731030

ISBN-13: 2900226731031

Pub. Date: 06/28/1985

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

"It is not often that a work can literally rewrite a person's view of a subject. And this is exactly what Rudwick's book should do for many paleontologists' view of the history of their own field."—Stephen J. Gould, Paleobotany and Palynology

"Rudwick has not merely written the first book-length history of palaeontology in the English language; he

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"It is not often that a work can literally rewrite a person's view of a subject. And this is exactly what Rudwick's book should do for many paleontologists' view of the history of their own field."—Stephen J. Gould, Paleobotany and Palynology

"Rudwick has not merely written the first book-length history of palaeontology in the English language; he has written a very intelligent one. . . . His accounts of sources are rounded and organic: he treats the structure of arguments as Cuvier handled fossil bones."—Roy S. Porter, History of Science

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900226731031
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
06/28/1985
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
304

Table of Contents

Preface I. Fossil Objects II. Natural Antiquities III. Life's Revolutions IV. Uniformity and Progress V. Life's Ancestry Glossary Further Reading Index

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