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Murchison, Roderick Impey Sir 1792-1871

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Works: 557 works in 1,127 publications in 5 languages and 4,533 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Biography  Sources  Bibliography  Maps  Personal correspondence  Business correspondence  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Cartographer, Recipient
Classifications: QE661, 551.73
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Siluria : the history of the oldest known rocks containing organic remains, with a brief sketch of the distribution of gold over the earth by Roderick Impey Murchison( Book )

22 editions published between 1854 and 2014 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Scottish geologist Sir Roderick Impey Murchison (1792–1871) first proposed the Silurian period after studying ancient rocks in Wales in the 1830s. Naming the sequence after the Silures, a Celtic tribe, he believed that the fossils representing the origins of life could be attributed to this period. This assertion sparked a heated dispute with his contemporary Adam Sedgwick, ultimately ruining their friendship. First published in 1854, Siluria is a significant reworking of Murchison's earlier book, The Silurian System, which had appeared in 1839. Thorough in his approach, he combines his own findings with those of researchers around the world, touching also on the later Devonian, Carboniferous and Permian periods as well as questions of natural history. An important text in nineteenth-century geology and palaeontology, the work contains a valuable geological map of Wales along with detailed engravings of fossils, including crustaceans, cephalopods and fish
The geology of Russia in Europe and the Ural mountains by Roderick Impey Murchison( Book )

30 editions published between 1845 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murchison in Moray : a geologist on home ground : with the correspondence of Roderick Impey Murchison and the Rev. Dr. George Gordon of Birnie by Michael Collie( Book )

10 editions published between 1955 and 1995 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siluria. A history of the oldest fossiliferous rocks and their foundations; with a brief sketch of the distribution of gold over the earth by Roderick Impey Murchison( Book )

2 editions published in 1859 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the excavation of valleys, as illustrated by the volcanic rocks of central France by Charles Lyell( )

5 editions published in 1829 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Géologie de la Russie d'Europe et des montagnes de l'Oural by Roderick Impey Murchison( )

7 editions published between 1845 and 1848 in French and English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outline of the geology of the neighborhood of Cheltenham by Roderick Impey Murchison( Book )

21 editions published between 1834 and 1845 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A monograph of the British fossil Brachiopoda by Thomas Davidson( Book )

in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Address to the Royal Geographical Society of London : delivered at the anniversary meeting on the 24th May, 1852 : preceded by observations on presenting the Royal medals of the year by Roderick Impey Murchison( Book )

16 editions published between 1852 and 1871 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ueber den Gebirgsbau in den Alpen, Apenninen und Karpathen, namentlich um einen Uebergang aus sekundären Gebilden in tertiäre Darzuthun, und über die Entwicklung eocener Ablagerungen im südlichen Europa by Roderick Impey Murchison( Book )

16 editions published between 1849 and 1851 in German and English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the occurrence of numerous fragments of fir-wood in the islands of the arctic archipelago : with remarks on the rock-specimens brought from that region by Roderick Impey Murchison( Book )

11 editions published between 1855 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Council of the British Association for the Advancement of Science : Meeting] by British Association for the Advancement of Science( Book )

47 editions published between 1841 and 1870 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First sketch of a new geological map of Scotland with explanatory notes by Roderick Impey Murchison( Book )

9 editions published between 1861 and 2016 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the geological structure of the Alps, Apennines and Carpathians : more especially to prove a transition from secondary to tertiary rocks, and the development of Eocene deposits in Southern Europe by Roderick Impey Murchison( Book )

11 editions published between 1849 and 2011 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few men were better placed to produce an authoritative study of Continental geology than Roderick Impey Murchison (1792-1871), President of the Geological Society and the Royal Geographical Society of London. Having conducted extensive fieldwork alongside Adam Sedgwick, in 1847 Murchison set out on a study tour that would change the manner in which geology was understood and debated. Delivered before the Geological Society and published in their Quarterly Journal in 1849, this paper challenged received wisdom as to the age and formation of the most impressive of geological phenomena. Covering crystalline and palaeozoic rocks, the Trias, iron mines, nummulitic rocks and fish slates, this landmark study and its numerous diagrams that illustrate it not only explain a geological subject, but also reveal the nature of nineteenth-century scientific scholarship. The book also contains a short supplementary paper on the distribution of surface detritus in the Alps
The history of Harting by Henry Doddridge Gordon( Book )

7 editions published between 1877 and 1989 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Osservazioni stratigrafiche e paleontologiche concernenti la geologia della Toscana e dei paesi limitrofi by Paolo Savi( Book )

5 editions published in 1851 in Italian and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ueber die älteren oder Paläozoischen Gebilde im Norden von Deutschland und Belgien : verglichen mit Formationen desselben Alters in Grossbritannien by Adam Sedgwick( Book )

6 editions published in 1844 in German and Undetermined and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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On the geological structure of the Alps, Apennines and Carpathians : more especially to prove a transition from secondary to tertiary rocks, and the development of Eocene deposits in Southern Europe
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Science on four wheels : the travels of Roderick Murchison (1840-45)King of Siluria : how Roderick Murchison changed the face of geologyLife of Sir Roderick I. Murchison Based on His Journals and Letters
Alternative Names
Impey Murchison, Roderick 1792-1871

Murchison, R. I.

Murchison, R. I. 1792-1871

Murchison, R. J. 1792-1871

Murchison, Robert I. 1792-1871

Murchison, Rod 1792-1871

Murchison, Roderick 1792-1871

Murchison, Roderick I.

Murchison, Roderick I. 1792-1871

Murchison, Roderick Impey 1792-1871 Sir, bart

Murchison, Roderick Impey Sir

Murchison Roderick Impey Sir Bart.

Murchison, Roderick Impey, Sir, bart., 1792-1871

Murčison, Roderik I. 1792-1871

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Languages
English (308)

German (21)

French (8)

Italian (5)

Russian (4)