Principles of Geology

Principles of Geology

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As important to modern world views as any work of Darwin, Marx, or Freud, Lyell's Principles of Geology has never before been available in paperback. In this third and final volume, Charles Lyell (1797-1875) devotes much attention to the qsyntax of geology, q that is, to a way of reconstructing the geological past on the basis of the qgrammarq of the present processes he has described in the earlier volumes. He defines four periods of the Tertiarya€”Newer Pliocene, Older Pliocene, Miocene, and Eocenea€”and argues that the deposits dating from each period demonstrate the uniformity of processes and environments throughout the Tertiary, and indeed in earlier periods of earth history. Martin J. S. Rudwick has compiled a bibliography giving full references for the sources Lyell cites in all three volumes of the Principles.... elevated sea-cliff near, 131 Baobab tree, its size, probable age, aamp;c, 99, 272 Baraque, la Petite, section of vertical marls in a ravine neara€” see woodcut No. 57, 231 Barcelona, height of the marine tertiary strata of, 193 Barcombe, section fromanbsp;...

Title:Principles of Geology
Author:Charles Lyell, M. J. S. Rudwick
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 1992-01-01


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