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The seashell on the mountaintop : a story of science, sainthood, and the humble genius who discovered a new history of the earth

Author: Alan Cutler
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[This book offers] the story of a seventeenth-century scientist-turned-priest who forever changed our understanding of the Earth and created a new field of science ... Combining [an] investigation with world-altering history, [the book] gives us new insight into the very old planet on which we live, revealing how we learned to read the story told to us by the earth itself, written in rock and stone.-Dust jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Nicolaus Steno
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Cutler
OCLC Number: 53028887
Notes: Originally published: New York : Dutton, c2003.
Description: 1 sound disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Pilgrims --
Seashells --
Chaos --
Anatomist --
Testimony of things --
Tongues of stone --
Secret knots --
Testing the waters --
Conversion --
Layer by layer --
De Solido --
Six faces of Tuscany --
Shell game --
Heaven and Earth --
Vain speculation --
Bishop --
World-makers --
New history of the earth --
The Saint.
Responsibility: Alan Cutler.

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[This book offers] the story of a seventeenth-century scientist-turned-priest who forever changed our understanding of the Earth and created a new field of science ... Combining [an] investigation with world-altering history, [the book] gives us new insight into the very old planet on which we live, revealing how we learned to read the story told to us by the earth itself, written in rock and stone.-Dust jacket.

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