Paper $32.50 ISBN: 9780226731032 Published June 1985
E-book $30.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226148984 Will Publish July 2008

The Meaning of Fossils

Episodes in the History of Palaeontology

Martin J. S. Rudwick

The Meaning of Fossils
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Martin J. S. Rudwick

2d edition
304 pages | © 1972, 1976
Paper $32.50 ISBN: 9780226731032 Published June 1985
E-book $30.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226148984 Will Publish July 2008
"It is not often that a work can literally rewrite a person's view of a subject. And this is exactly what Rudwick's book should do for many paleontologists' view of the history of their own field."—Stephen J. Gould, Paleobotany and Palynology

"Rudwick has not merely written the first book-length history of palaeontology in the English language; he has written a very intelligent one. . . . His accounts of sources are rounded and organic: he treats the structure of arguments as Cuvier handled fossil bones."—Roy S. Porter, History of Science
Contents
Preface
I. Fossil Objects
II. Natural Antiquities
III. Life's Revolutions
IV. Uniformity and Progress
V. Life's Ancestry
Glossary
Further Reading
Index
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