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The Life and Letters of Adam Sedgwick

The Life and Letters of Adam Sedgwick

Volume 2

  • Date Published: February 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521181297


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  • Adam Sedgwick (1785–1873) is chiefly remembered as one of the founders of modern geology and an early mentor of Charles Darwin. Originally published in 1890, this two-part collection is composed of extensive extracts from Sedgwick's letters together with a rich, detailed account of his life and work. Both volumes are thoroughly researched and edited by J. W. Clark, with assistance from T. M. Hughes. Sedgwick was a contradictory figure who combined devotion to science with a conservatism borne of his strong religious beliefs. Whilst the text is limited in its portrayal of these contradictions as a result of proximity to its subject, this remains a well-rounded portrait that will be of value to anyone with an interest in geology or the history of science. Volume II covers the period 1840 to 1873.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521181297
    • length: 652 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 37 x 152 mm
    • weight: 0.94kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Domestic side of Sedgwick's character
    2. Invitation to British Association
    3. The Royal Commission of Inquiry
    4. Domestic life
    5. Death of Margaret Sedgwick
    6. Receives Copley Medal of Royal Society
    7. Severe attack of bronchitis
    8. Sedgwick's geological work
    9. Sedgwick's life at Norwich

  • Editors

    John Willis Clark

    Thomas McKenny Hughes

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