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One of the first great popular presentations of geology; presents geology as consistent with and supporting revelation.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-651-5
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Jan 5,2011
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 429
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-651-5
$133.00

A remarkable production of the discussion between theology and nineteenth-century geology; this book was one of the first great popular works on the new geology which holds the earth to be vastly old; it presents the new science as consistent with, indeed as a proof of, revelation. It centers on the iron-rich Silurian and Devonian formation of Scotland and South Wales, but serves as an introduction to the whole geology of Britain. First written as a series of articles in 1840, it was noted for the vivacity of its style. Miller expanded it through several editions; Gorgias reprints the posthumous edition of 1858, which adds Miller's essays, including his Presidential Address to the Geological Society: "Geological Evidence in Favour of Revealed Religion".

A remarkable production of the discussion between theology and nineteenth-century geology; this book was one of the first great popular works on the new geology which holds the earth to be vastly old; it presents the new science as consistent with, indeed as a proof of, revelation. It centers on the iron-rich Silurian and Devonian formation of Scotland and South Wales, but serves as an introduction to the whole geology of Britain. First written as a series of articles in 1840, it was noted for the vivacity of its style. Miller expanded it through several editions; Gorgias reprints the posthumous edition of 1858, which adds Miller's essays, including his Presidential Address to the Geological Society: "Geological Evidence in Favour of Revealed Religion".

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Contributor

Hugh Miller

  • AMERICAN PUBLISHERS' NOTICE TO THE NEW AND ENLARGED EDITION (page 5)
  • TO TODERICK IMPEY MURCHISON, Esq., F.R.S., Eto (page 9)
  • AUTHOR'S PRFACE (page 11)
  • CONTENTS: CHAPTER I (page 15)
  • EXPLANATION OF THE SECTIONS AND PLATES (page 23)
  • NEW WALKS IN AN OLD FIELD; OR THE OLD RED SANDSTONE (page 27)
  • CHAPTER II (page 41)
  • CHAPTER III (page 61)
  • CHAPTER IV (page 87)
  • CHAPTER V (page 117)
  • CHAPTER VI (page 137)
  • CHAPTER VII (page 151)
  • CHAPTER VIII (page 169)
  • CHAPTER IX (page 201)
  • CHAPTER X (page 227)
  • CHAPTER XI (page 244)
  • CHAPTER XII (page 265)
  • CHAPTER XIII (page 280)
  • CHAPTER XIV (page 297)
  • ICHTHYOLITES OF THE OLD RED SANDSTONE (page 315)
  • NOTES (page 319)
  • GEOLOGICAL PAPERS READ BEFORE THE ROYAL PHYSICAL SOCIETY OF DEINBURGH (page 325)
  • CONTENTS (page 327)
  • GEOLOGICAL EVIDENCES IN FAVOR OF REVEALED RELIGION (page 329)
  • ON THE ANCIENT GRAUWACKE ROCKS OF SCOTLAND (page 341)
  • ON THE RED SANDSTONE, MARBLE, AND QUARTZ DEPOSITS OF ASSYNT; WITH THEIR SUPPOSED ORGANISMS AND PROBABLE ANALOGUES (page 369)
  • ON THE CORALS OF THE OOLITIC SYSTEM OF SCOTLAND (page 389)
  • FOSSILIFEROUS DEPOSITS OF SCOTLAND (page 400)