Geological controversy and its historiography
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Geological controversy and its historiography the prehistory of the Geological Society of London by Paul Julian Weindling

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Published by (British Society of the History of Science) in (Chalfont St. Giles) .
Written in English

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Statement(Reprinted from Jordanova, L.J. and Porter, R.S., editors, Images of the earth).
The Physical Object
Pagination(22) p. ;
Number of Pages22
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Open LibraryOL20269774M

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Sci. , 34, P. Weindling, 'Geological controversy and its historiography: the prehistory of the Geological Society of London,' pp. in L. ova & R. S. Porter (editors). Images of the Earth. Essays in the History of the Environmental Sciences, Brit. before publication of the bookJames Dallaway in his 20 Church. Inappropriate The list (including its title or description) facilitates illegal activity, or contains hate speech or ad hominem attacks on a fellow Goodreads member or author. Spam or Self-Promotional The list is spam or self-promotional. Incorrect Book The list contains an incorrect book (please specify the title of the book). Details *. In the present book a very detailed story of the resolution of a geological controversy is narrated chronologically. The resolution was very successful hence the underlying con-troversy is forgotten. Hence one may think of this as a passing episode in the history of science, hardly worth such attention. “Earth is ancient now, but all knowledge is stored up in her. She keeps a record of everything that has happened since time began. Of time before time, she says .