The New Science of Geology: Studies in the Earth Sciences in the Age of Revolution (Variorum Collected Studies)

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The science of geology was constructed in the decades around 1800 from earlier practices that had been significantly different in their cognitive goals. In the studies collected here Martin Rudwick traces how it came to be recognised as a new kind of natural science, because it was constituted around the idea that the natural world had its own history. The earth had to be understood not only in relation to unchanging natural laws that could be observed in action in the present, but also in terms of a pre-human past that could be reliably known, even if not directly observable and its traces only fragmentarily preserved. In contrast to this radically novel sense of nature's own contingent history, the earth's unimaginably vast timescale was already taken for granted by many naturalists (though not yet by the wider public), and the concurrent development of biblical scholarship precluded any significant sense of conflict with religious tradition. A companion volume, Lyell and Darwin, Geologists: Studies in the Earth Sciences in the Age of Reform, was published in 2005.

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Martin J.S. Rudwick is Professor Emeritus of History of Science, University of California San Diego, USA and University of Cambridge, UK.

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'The breadth of Rudwick's historical research is considerable... there is something here for everybody.' Geological Magazine 'It is of course impossible to do justice to the great variety of topics dealt with in this book. It is an excellent idea to republish these papers, which makes them easy to consult and compare. It is always stimulating to read Rudwick's well documented articles...' Archives of Natural History 'The articles in this book, which most of us have probably read in a scattered way, help us to refocus our appreciation of a most influential historian of science.' Earth Sciences History

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