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Title Histoires de la terre : earth sciences and French culture 1740-1940 / edited by Louise Lyle and David McCallam.
Imprint Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, ©2008.

Series Faux titre, 0167-9392 ; 322
Faux titre ; no. 322.
Subject Earth sciences -- France -- History -- Congresses.
France -- Civilization -- Congresses.
Alt Name Lyle, Louise.
McCallam, David.
Description 1 online resource (272 pages) : illustrations
Note In English and French.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Table of Contents; List of Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction; SECTION 1 THE ENLIGHTENMENT; SECTION 2 EARLY TO MID-NINETEENTH CENTURY; SECTION 3 LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY; SECTION 4 EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY; Index of Names
Summary This collection of essays explores how Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment developments in the earth sciences and related fields (paleontology, mining, archeology, seismology, oceanography, evolution, etc.) impacted on contemporary French culture. They reveal that geological ideas were a much more pervasive and influential cultural force than has hitherto been supposed. From the mid-eighteenth century, with the publication of Buffon's seminal Théorie de la Terre (1749), until the early twentieth century, concepts and figures drawn from the earth sciences inspired some of the most important Fr.
ISBN 9781435695290 (electronic bk.)
1435695291 (electronic bk.)
9789401206419
9401206414
9789042024779 (pbk.)
9042024771 (pbk.)
OCLC # 302054274
Additional Format Print version: Histoires de la terre. Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, ©2008 9042024771 9789042024779 (OCoLC)262509421


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