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Author Secord, James A.
Title Controversy in Victorian Geology : the Cambrian-Silurian Dispute.
Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014.

Author Secord, James A.
Series Princeton Legacy Library
Princeton legacy library.
Subject Geology, Stratigraphic -- Cambrian -- History.
Geology, Stratigraphic -- Silurian -- History.
Geology -- Wales -- History.
Description 1 online resource (385 pages)
Note Print version record.
Summary 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 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand techn.
Note English.
ISBN 9781400854660 (electronic bk.)
1400854660 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 884013540
Additional Format Print version: Secord, James A. Controversy in Victorian Geology : The Cambrian-Silurian Dispute. Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2014

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