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Life, Letters and Journals of Sir Charles Lyell, Bart 2 Volume Set

Life, Letters and Journals of Sir Charles Lyell, Bart 2 Volume Set

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Overview

Sir Charles Lyell (1797–1875) was one of the most renowned geologists of the nineteenth century. He was awarded the Copley Medal by the Royal Society in 1858 and the Wollaston Medal by the Geological Society of London in 1866 for his contributions to geology. Lyell's most important contribution to modern geology was his refining and popularising the geological concept of uniformitarianism, the idea that the earth has been formed through slow-acting geological forces. This biography, first published in 1881 and edited by his sister-in-law K. M. Lyell provides an intimate view of Lyell's personal and professional life through the inclusion of his correspondence with family, friends and academic peers. His changing ideas concerning the validity of the theory of natural selection and other geological ideas are also examined through the inclusion of extracts from his private journal.


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ISBN-13: 9781108017879
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/02/2010
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Earth Science
Pages: 1004
Product dimensions: 9.92(w) x 12.68(h) x 2.76(d)

Table of Contents

Volume 1: 1. November 1797–1812–14; 2. February 1816–November 1817; 3. June, July 1818; 4. July–September 1818; 5. September 1820–July 1823; 6. July 1823–October 1824; 7. July 1825–December 1827; 8. January–September 1828; 9. October 1828–January 1829; 10. January–December 1829; 11. February–August 1830; 12. August–November 1830; 13. February–September 1831; 14. September–December 1831; 15. January–May 1832; 16. June 1832–April 1834; 17. May–June 1834; 18. June–December 1834; 19. January–December 1835; 20. February–December 1836. Volume 2: 21. March–November 1837; 22. January 1838–October 1841; 23. June 1842–December 1843; 24. January 1844–December 1846; 25. February 1847–September 1848; 26. January 1849–July 1851; 27. February 1852–November 1854; 28. January 1855–August 1856; 29. September 1856–August 1857; 30. August 1857–September 1857; 31. September 1857–December 1857; 32. January 1858–September 1858; 33. September 1858–October 1858; 34. February 1859–November 1860; 35. April 1861–December 1862; 36. March 1863–August 1863; 37. February 1864–November 1865; 38. January 1866–April 1868; 39. April 1868–November 1868; 40. April 1869–February 1875; Appendix; Index.

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