Principles of Geology: The Modern Changes of the Earth and its Inhabitants Considered as Illustrative of Geology, Vol III (Paperback)

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Principles of Geology: The Modern Changes of the Earth and its Inhabitants Considered as Illustrative of Geology, Vol III (Paperback)

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The book Principles of Geology by Charles Lyell is widely considered one of the most influential scientific books of the 19th century. First published in 1830, it presents a detailed overview of the geological processes that have shaped the Earth, and argues for a gradual, uniformitarian explanation of geological phenomena, as opposed to the catastrophism that was popular at the time.

Lyell's work was groundbreaking in its insistence on the importance of studying the present-day processes that shape the Earth in order to understand the past. He argued that the Earth's geological features were the result of slow, continuous changes that had been occurring for millions of years - a view that challenged the prevailing belief in sudden and catastrophic events like floods and earthquakes.

Principles of Geology went through numerous editions and was widely read by scientists and laypeople alike. Its influence can be seen in the work of other important scientific figures, including Charles Darwin, who cited Lyell's ideas as a key influence on his theory of evolution.

Product Details ISBN: 9781835526286
ISBN-10: 1835526284
Publisher: Sophia Blunder
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2024
Pages: 136
Language: English