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The Meaning of Fossils : Episodes in the History of Palaeontology

Rudwick, M. J. S.

ISBN 10: 0444195769 / ISBN 13: 9780444195760
Published by American Elsevier and Macdonald, 1972
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Red underlining on about 15 pages (often only a line or two). Owner name. Small stain on lower page edges. Corners bumped with light rub. Clear tape repair on edge worn and chipped dustjacket. 287 pp 6.25X9.5 Cream, brown title. Bookseller Inventory # 018949

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Title: The Meaning of Fossils : Episodes in the ...

Publisher: American Elsevier and Macdonald

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good Dustjacket

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Pr 1972

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"It is not often that a work can literally rewrite a person's view of a subject. And this is exactly what Rudwick's book should do for many paleontologists' view of the history of their own field."—Stephen J. Gould, Paleobotany and Palynology

"Rudwick has not merely written the first book-length history of palaeontology in the English language; he has written a very intelligent one. . . . His accounts of sources are rounded and organic: he treats the structure of arguments as Cuvier handled fossil bones."—Roy S. Porter, History of Science

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The Meaning Of Fossils is an absorbing history of changing views of what fossils are and how they contribute to an understanding of the history of the earth.

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