Principles of Geology

Principles of Geology

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by Charles Lyell
     
 

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As important to modern world views as any work of Darwin, Marx, or Freud, Principles of Geology is a landmark in the history of science. In this first of three volumes, Charles Lyell (1797-1875) sets forth his powerful uniformitarian argument: processes now visibly acting in the natural world are essentially the same as those that have acted throughout the history of

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As important to modern world views as any work of Darwin, Marx, or Freud, Principles of Geology is a landmark in the history of science. In this first of three volumes, Charles Lyell (1797-1875) sets forth his powerful uniformitarian argument: processes now visibly acting in the natural world are essentially the same as those that have acted throughout the history of the earth, and are sufficient to account for all geological phenomena.

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A revision of the respected 1980 edition. It provides an updated synthesis and perspective on the field of genetic toxicology. Brusick treats the origins and fundamentals, consequences of genotoxic effects, screening chemicals for genotoxicity, risk estimation, human and environmental monitoring, the proper lab, details and evaluation of assays, biotechnology research's applicability, and the study of congenital malformations. Originally published in 1830 (John Murray, London), Lyell's methods and views were central to Darwin's thinking as he developed the theory of evolution through natural selection. Volume 1 begins Lyell's argument for uniformitarianism, the view that processes now visibly acting in the natural world are essentially the same as those that have acted throughout the history of the earth. This facsimile of the first edition adds a new introduction by Martin J.S. Rudwick. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140435283
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Edition description:
Abridged
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
816,475
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.78(h) x 1.25(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Sir Charles Lyell (1797-1875) was a British geologist most famous for his great geological opus: The Principles of Geology: Being an Attempt to Explain the Former Changes of the Earth's Surface, by Reference to Causes now in Operation (3 vols 1830-33).

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