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Lyell : the past is the key to the present

Author: Derek J Blundell; Andrew C Scott
Publisher: London : Geological Society ; Tulsa, OK : AAPG Bookstore [distributor], 1998.
Series: Geological Society special publication, no. 143.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Lyell.
London : Geological Society ; Tulsa, OK : AAPG Bookstore [distributor], 1998
(OCoLC)624973934
Named Person: Charles Lyell, Sir; Charles Lyell, Sir; Charles Lyell; Charles (Geologe) Lyell; Charles Lyell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derek J Blundell; Andrew C Scott
ISBN: 1862390185 9781862390188
OCLC Number: 40516553
Description: viii, 376 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The life and influence of Lyell. Lyell and the Principles of Geology / M.J.S. Rudwick. Charles Lyell and the Geological Society / J.C. Thackray. Lyell: the man and his times / L.G. Wilson. Lyell's reception on the continent of Europe: a contribution to an open historiographical problem / E. Vaccari. Charles Lyell's debt to North America: his lectures and travels from 1841 to 1853 / R.H. Dott, Jr. Charles Lyell in New York State / G.M. Friedman. Charles Lyell and the evidences of the antiquity of man / C. Cohen --
pt. 2. Lyell and the development of geological science. Lyell's Principles of Geology: foundations of sedimentology / M.R. Leeder. The Cenozoic Era: Lyellian (chrono)stratigraphy and nomenclatural reform at the millennium / W.A. Berggren. Lyell's views on organic progression, evolution and extinction / A. Hallam. The age of the Earth and the invention of geological time / J.D. Burchfield. Lyell and the dilemma of Quaternary glaciation / P.J. Boylan. Charles Lyell and climatic change: speculation and certainty / J.R. Fleming. Catastrophism and uniformitarianism: logical roots and current relevance in geology / V.R. Baker. From William Smith to William Whitaker: the development of British hydrogeology in the nineteenth century / J. Mather --
pt. 3. The legacy of Lyell. The Cambrian-Silurian tectonic evolution of the northern Appalachians and British Caledonides: history of a complex, southwest Pacific-type segment of Iapetus / C.R. van Staal, J.F. Dewey and C. Mac Niocaill. The legacy of Charles Lyell: advances in our knowledge of coal and coal-bearing strata / A.C. Scott. The Carboniferous evolution of Nova Scotia / J.H. Calder. Sequence stratigraphy: a revolution without a cause? / R.C.L. Wilson. Extrusions of Hormuz salt in Iran / C.J. Talbot. Mount Etna: monitoring in the past, present and future / H. Rymer, F. Ferrucci and C.A. Locke. Earthquakes and Earth structure: a perspective since Hutton and Lyell / B.A. Bolt. Humanity and the modern environment / J. Knill.
Series Title: Geological Society special publication, no. 143.
Responsibility: edited by Derek J. Blundell & Andrew C. Scott.

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