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Controversy in Victorian Geology: The Cambrian-Silurian Dispute (Princeton Legacy Library)

Secord, James A.

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ISBN 10: 0691084173 / ISBN 13: 9780691084176
Published by Princeton University Press, 1986
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Title: Controversy in Victorian Geology: The ...

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Publication Date: 1986

Book Condition:Very Good

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Secord gives a dazzlingly detailed account of this scientific trench warfare and its social consequences. One ends up with a marvellous feeling for the major taxonomic enterprises in Darwin's younger day: mapping, ordering, conquering 'taming the chaos" of the strata. All of these of course had social and imperial ramifications; and Secord mentions geology's moral appeal (in supporting a divinely-stratified Creation) to a beleaguered elite intent on subduing the lower orders.


Originally published in 1986.


The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


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James A. Secord is professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge and a fellow at Christ s College.

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