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Georges Cuvier, fossil bones, and geological catastrophes : new translations & interpretations of the primary texts

Author: M J S Rudwick; Georges Cuvier, baron
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this volume, Martin J.S. Rudwick provides the first modern translation of Cuvier's essential writings on fossils and catastrophes. Some of these writings have never appeared before in English, and two pieces have never been published in any language. Rudwick links these translated texts together with his own insightful narrative and interpretive commentary, placing Cuvier's work in its biographical, scientific,
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Genre/Form: Student Collection
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Named Person: Georges Cuvier, baron; Georges Cuvier; Georges Cuvier
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M J S Rudwick; Georges Cuvier, baron
ISBN: 0226731065 9780226731063 0226731073 9780226731070
OCLC Number: 36892731
Description: xvi, 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1: The Theory of the Earth --
2: Living and Fossil Elephants --
3: The Megatherium from South America --
4: A Research Program on Fossil Bones --
5: An Appeal for International Collaboration --
6: The Animals from the Gypsum Beds around Paris --
7: A Pouched Marsupial from Paris --
8: Popular Lectures on Geology --
9: A Review of Fossil Pachyderms --
10: A Report on Andre's Theory of the Earth --
11: The Progress of Geological Science --
12: The Geology of the Region around Paris --
13: Fossil Deer and Cattle --
14: Collected Researches on Fossil Bones --
15: The Revolutions of the Globe --
16: Conclusions --
Further Reading --
Bibliography of Cuvier's Sources --
Bibliography of Works by Historians of Science --
App: French Texts of Previously Unpublished Manuscripts.
Responsibility: Martin J.S. Rudwick.
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