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Antiquity of Man

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ISBN-10: 384246262X

ISBN-13: 9783842462625

Edition: N/A

Authors: Charles Lyell

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List price: $39.99
Publisher: Tredition GmbH
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 468
Size: 5.06" wide x 7.81" long x 0.94" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Lyell was born in Kinnordy, Scotland. His father was a naturalist, and Lyell grew up surrounded by books on natural history, geology, and other sciences. He entered Oxford University at the age of 19 after a boarding-school education that was periodically interrupted by poor health. There his interest in geology was heightened. Although he studied law, he gave up legal work to study rocks and fossils. His contribution to geology is twofold. First, he showed that the earth is constantly changing, not by a series of worldwide catastrophes followed by new creations, but by slow, gradual processes. Like James Hutton, he believed and taught that present-day processes were the ones that shaped…