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Author Rappaport, Rhoda.

Title When geologists were historians, 1665-1750 / Rhoda Rappaport
Published Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, ©1997
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Description 1 online resource (x, 308 pages : illustrations
Series Book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Cover; When Geologists Were Historians; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 The Republic of Letters; 2 Certainty and Probability; 3 Natural and Civil History; 4 Fossil Questions; 5 Diluvialism, For and Against; 6 Alternatives to Diluvialism: Some Ingredients; 7 Alternatives to Diluvialism: Some Syntheses; 8 Buffon and the Rejection of History; Abbreviations; Bibliography; Index
Summary ""An essential perspective for those seeking a serious introduction to early geological science and a fundamental point of departure for future research ... No other book has this scope and conceptual focus.""--Kenneth L. Taylor, University of ..
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-301) and index
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Subject Communication in geology.
Geology -- Europe -- History -- 17th century
Geology -- Europe -- History -- 18th century
Communication in geology.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geography.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geology.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 97024040
ISBN 080143386X