Principles of Geology: The Modern Changes of the Earth and its Inhabitants Considered as Illustrative of Geology, Vol I (Paperback)

Principles of Geology: The Modern Changes of the Earth and its Inhabitants Considered as Illustrative of Geology, Vol I By Charles Lyell Cover Image
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HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE PROGRESS OF GEOLOGY, WITH A SERIES OF ESSAYS TO SHOW THAT THE MONUMENTS OF THE ANCIENT STATE OF THE EARTH AND ITS INHABITANTS, WHICH THIS SCIENCE INTERPRETS, CAN ONLY BE UNDERSTOOD BY A PREVIOUS ACQUAINTANCE WITH TERRESTRIAL CHANGES NOW IN PROGRESS, BOTH IN THE ORGANIC AND INORGANIC WORLDS.


Contain:

- Geology defined-Its relation to other Sciences

- Oriental and Egyptian Cosmogonies-Doctrines of the Greeks and Romans bearing on Geology

- Historical progress of Geology-Arabian Writers-Italian, French, German, and English geologists before the 19th century-Physico-theological school

- Werner and Hutton-Modern progress of the science

- Prepossessions in regard to the duration of past time, and other causes which have retarded the progress of Geology

- Agreement of the ancient and modern course of nature considered-Changes of climate

- Causes of vicissitudes in climate, and their connection with changes in physical geography

- Theory of the progressive development of organic life at successive periods considered-Modern origin of Man

- Supposed intensity of aqueous forces at remote periods-Erratic blocks- Deluges

- Supposed former intensity of the igneous forces-Upheaval of land-Volcanic action

- Causes of the difference in texture of older and newer rocks-Plutonic and Metamorphic action

- Supposed alternate periods of repose and disorder-Opposite doctrine, which refers geological phenomena to an uninterrupted series of changes in the organic and inorganic world, unattended with general catastrophes, or the development of paroxysmal forces.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781835525579
ISBN-10: 1835525571
Publisher: Sophia Blunder
Publication Date: March 7th, 2024
Pages: 234
Language: English