The earth on show : fossils and the poetics of popular science, 1802-1856 (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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The earth on show : fossils and the poetics of popular science, 1802-1856

Author: Ralph O'Connor
Publisher: Chicago, Ill : University of Chicago Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback ed., 2nd printingView all editions and formats
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Tracks the astonishing growth of geology's prestige in Britain, exploring how a geohistory far more alluring than the standard six days of Creation was assembled and sold to the wider Bible-reading  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph O'Connor
ISBN: 9780226103204 022610320X 9780226616681 0226616681
OCLC Number: 886832911
Awards: Winner of British Society for Literature and Science Book Prize 2007
Description: 541 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 26 cm
Responsibility: Ralph O'Connor.

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"Undoubtedly a tour de force and an outstanding success." (David Oldroyd, Nuncius) "This book is utterly brilliant." (Sharon Ruston, Byron Journal) "The portrayal of the geological past to a public Read more...

 
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