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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.
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About the Author: 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.
Title: Controversy in Victorian Geology: The ...
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: 1986
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