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Read online Principles of Geology.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Principles of Geology One of the key works in the nineteenth century battle between science and Scripture Charles Lyell s Principles of Geology sought to explain the geological state of the modern Earth by considering the long term effects of observable natural phenomena Written with clarity and a dazzling intellectual passion it is both a seminal work of modern geology and a compelling precursor to Darwinism exploring the evidence for radical changes in climate and geography across the ages and speculating on the progressive development of life A profound influence on Darwin Principles of Geology also captured the imagination of contemporaries such as Melville Emerson Tennyson and George Eliot transforming science with its depiction of the powerful forces that shape the natural world by Charles Lyell, James A. Secord

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Principles of Geology
Title:Principles of Geology
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Principles of Geology, Life, Letters And Journals Of Sir Charles Lyell, Bart: Edited By His Sister In Law Mrs. Lyell. Volume 2, Principles of Geology, Volume 2, Principles of Geology, Volume 3, The Student's Elements of Geology, Principles of Geology or, The Modern Changes of the Earth and its Inhabitants Considered as Illustrative of Geology, Elements of Geology, The Geological Evidences Of The Antiquity Of Man: With Remarks On Theories Of The Origin Of Species By Variation, Principles of Geology, Volume 1, A Manual of Elementary Geology or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and its Inhabitants as Illustrated by Geological Monuments
As important to modern world views as any work of Darwin Marx or Freud i Principles of Geology i is a landmark in the history of science In this first of three volumes Charles Lyell 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 br br Martin J S Rudwick s new Introduction summarizing the origins of the i Principles i guides the reader through the structure of the entire three volume first edition and considers the legacy of Lyell s great work br br, Excerpt from Elements of Geology br By the earth s crust is meant that small portion of the exterior of our planet which is accessible to human observation It comprises not merely all of which the structure is laid open in mountain precipices or in cliffs overhanging the river or the sea or whatever the miner may reveal in artificial excavations but the whole of that outer covering of the planet on which we are enabled to reason by observations made at or near the sur face These reasonings may extend to a depth of several miles perhaps ten miles but even then it may be said that such a thickness is no more than I th part of the distance from the surface to the centre The remark is just but although the dimensions of such a crust are in truth insignificant when com pared to the entire globe yet they are vast and of magnificent extent in relation to man and to the organic beings which peo ple our globe Referring to this standard of magnitude the geologist may admire the ample limits of his domain and admit at the same time that not only the exterior of the planet but the entire earth is but an atom in the midst of the countless worlds surveyed by the astronomer br About the Publisher br Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find more at a target blank href http www forgottenbooks com rel nofollow www forgottenbooks com a br This book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases an imperfection in the original such as a blemish or missing page may be replicated in our edition We do however repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works, As important to modern world views as any work of Darwin Marx or Freud Lyell s i Principles of Geology i has never before been available in paperback In the second of three volumes Lyell continues his uniformitarian argument of Volume I the physical features of the earth are endlessly fluctuating around a stable mean but focuses on organic rather than inorganic processes Volume II is widely known because of its influence on Darwin who took the book on his famous i Beagle i voyage and was stimulated by Lyell s extensive treatment of biological history and diversity, No description available