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Genesis and geology : a study in the relations of scientific thought, natural theology, and social opinion in Great Britain, 1790-1850

Author: Charles Coulston Gillispie
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996.
Series: Harvard historical studies, v. 58.
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First published in 1951, Genesis and Geology describes the background of social and theological ideas and the progress of scientific researches that, between them, produced the religious difficulties that afflicted the development of science in early industrial England. The book makes clear that the furor over On the Origin of Species was nothing new: earlier discoveries in science, particularly geology, had  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Coulston Gillispie
ISBN: 0674344812 9780674344815
OCLC Number: 34742467
Description: xxxiii, 315 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Harvard historical studies, v. 58.
Responsibility: Charles Coulston Gillispie ; with a foreword by Nicolaas A. Rupke and a new preface by the author.

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