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The seashell on the mountaintop : how Nicolaus Steno solved an ancient mystery and created a science of the earth

Author: A Cutler
Publisher: [New York] : Plume, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documents the work of a seventeenth-century scientist and priest who was the first to conduct geological studies of the Earth's layers, revealing in the process the planet's significant age as compared to biblical beliefs.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biografía
Named Person: Nicolaus Steno; Nicolaus Steno
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Cutler
ISBN: 0452285461 9780452285460
OCLC Number: 55217913
Description: 228 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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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Documents the work of a seventeenth-century scientist and priest who was the first to conduct geological studies of the Earth's layers, revealing in the process the planet's significant age as compared to biblical beliefs.

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