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THE MAN WHO FOUND TIME. JAMES HUTTON AND THE DISCOVERY OF THE EARTH'S ANTIQUITY [PAPERBACK]

REPCHECK, J.

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ISBN 10: 0743450876 / ISBN 13: 9780743450874
Published by POCKET BOOKS, LONDON, 2004
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REPCHECK, J. THE MAN WHO FOUND TIME. JAMES HUTTON AND THE DISCOVERY OF THE EARTH'S ANTIQUITY [PAPERBACK]. LONDON, 2004, vii 247 p. Encuadernacion original. Nuevo. Bookseller Inventory # 368285

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Title: THE MAN WHO FOUND TIME. JAMES HUTTON AND THE...

Publisher: POCKET BOOKS, LONDON

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Encuadernacion original

Book Condition:NUEVO / NEW

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It is also a story of the Scottish Enlightenment, which brought together some of the greatest thinkers of the age, from David Hume and Adam Smith to James Watt and Erasmus Darwin. And running through the narrative is a theme about the power of the written word. Repcheck argues that Hutton's work was lost to history because he could not describe his findings in graceful and readable prose -- unlike Darwin's ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES, for example, Hutton's one and only book was impenetrable, and consequently its message was never embraced by a general audience. A gripping and enlightening exploration of a little-known man and the science he founded, THE MAN WHO FOUND TIME is also a parable about the power of books to shape the history of ideas.

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Jack Repcheck is an acquiring editor at W. W. Norton, with a long career in publishing great works of science. He has an MA in Irish Social History and lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and five children. This is his first book.

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