Principles of Geology

Principles of Geology

by Charles Lyell
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Principles of Geology by Charles Lyell

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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BN ID: 2940026306114
Publisher: J. Murray
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

SIR CHARLES LYELL (1797-1875), British geologist. Lyell is 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).


Jim Secord is a lecturer in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge and is the author of Controversy in Victorian Geology (1986).

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Principles of Geology 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Publisher J. Murray. Part one, printed around the time of Lyell's death. Google scan so not that great.
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