THE STORY OF THE GREAT GEOLOGISTS by Carroll Lane & Mildred Adams Fenton

THE STORY OF THE GREAT GEOLOGISTS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The history of the contributions to earth science through the individuals whose observations, theories and proofs made geologic history. From the limitations of ancient times to the refinement of discoveries of the early 20th century, here are the men who turned speculation into fact, whose fresh findings are commonplace now, whose lines of investigation provided further incentive for those who came after. From Aristotle, Strabo and Pliny, through the years to Warner, Hutton, Agassiz, to Owen, Dawson, Gilbert and Chamberlin, from Europe to the United States and Canada, from professional career to governmental recognition, from magic to science, -- this chronologically carries the story of geological research in terms of the men who made it. A worthwhile compilation of unhackneyed material, which evades the dangers of too glossy popularization in keeping to a conservative interpretation of biographical and scientific importance of the subjects.

Pub Date: July 19th, 1945
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran