Life, Letters and Journals of Sir Charles Lyell, Bart

Life, Letters and Journals of Sir Charles Lyell, Bart


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Life, Letters and Journals of Sir Charles Lyell, Bart by Charles Lyell

Sir Charles Lyell (1797-1875) was one of the most renowned geologists of the nineteenth century. He was awarded the Copley Medal by the Royal Society in 1858 and the Wollaston Medal by the Geological Society of London in 1866 for his contributions to geology. Lyell's most important contribution to modern geology was his refining and popularising the geological concept of uniformitarianism, the idea that the earth has been formed through slow-acting geological forces. This biography, first published in 1881 and edited by his sister-in-law K. M. Lyell, provides an intimate view of Lyell's personal and professional life through the inclusion of his correspondence with family, friends and academic peers. His changing ideas concerning the validity of the theory of natural selection and other geological ideas are also examined through the inclusion of extracts from his private journal. Volume 2 contains Lyell's later career from 1837-1875.

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ISBN-13: 9781108017862
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/02/2010
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Earth Science Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 506
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.14(d)

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