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Life, Letters and Journals of Sir Charles Lyell, Bart

Life, Letters and Journals of Sir Charles Lyell, Bart
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  • Date Published: December 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108017879

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About the Authors
  • 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.

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    • Date Published: December 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108017879
    • dimensions: 322 x 252 x 70 mm
    • weight: 1.28kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    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. Volume 2:
    21. March–November 1837
    22. January 1838–October 1841
    23. June 1842–December 1843
    24. January 1844–December 1846
    25. February 1847–September 1848
    26. January 1849–July 1851
    27. February 1852–November 1854
    28. January 1855–August 1856
    29. September 1856–August 1857
    30. August 1857–September 1857
    31. September 1857–December 1857
    32. January 1858–September 1858
    33. September 1858–October 1858
    34. February 1859–November 1860
    35. April 1861–December 1862
    36. March 1863–August 1863
    37. February 1864–November 1865
    38. January 1866–April 1868
    39. April 1868–November 1868
    40. April 1869–February 1875

  • Author

    Charles Lyell


    K. M. Lyell

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