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Life, Letters and Journals of Sir Charles Lyell, Bart

Volume 1

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  • Date Published: November 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108017848

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  • Sir Charles Lyell (1797–1875) was one of the most renowned geologists of the nineteenth century. He was awarded the Copley Medal by the Royal Society in 1858 and the Wollaston Medal by the Geological Society of London in 1866 for his contributions to geology. Lyell's most important contribution to modern geology was his refining and popularising the geological concept of uniformitarianism, the idea that the earth has been formed through slow-acting geological forces. This biography, first published in 1881 and edited by his sister-in-law K. M. Lyell, provides an intimate view of Lyell's personal and professional life through the inclusion of his correspondence with family, friends and academic peers. His changing ideas concerning the validity of the theory of natural selection and other geological ideas are also examined through the inclusion of extracts from his private journal. Volume 1 covers Lyell's early life and career until 1836.

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    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108017848
    • length: 492 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.62kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. November 1797–1812–14
    2. February 1816–November 1817
    3. June, July 1818
    4. July–September 1818
    5. September 1820–July 1823
    6. July 1823–October 1824
    7. July 1825–December 1827
    8. January–September 1828
    9. October 1828–January 1829
    10. January–December 1829
    11. February–August 1830
    12. August–November 1830
    13. February–September 1831
    14. September–December 1831
    15. January–May 1832
    16. June 1832–April 1834
    17. May–June 1834
    18. June–December 1834
    19. January–December 1835
    20. February–December 1836.

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    Charles Lyell

    Editor

    K. M. Lyell

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