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Principles of Geology, Volume 2

As important to modern world views as any work of Darwin, Marx, or Freud, Lyell’s Principles of Geology has never before been available in paperback. In the second of three volumes, Lyell (1797-1875) continues his uniformitarian argument of Volume I—the physical features of the earth are endlessly fluctuating around a stable mean—but focuses on organic rather than inorganic processes. Volume II is widely known because of its influence on Darwin, who took the book on his famous Beagle voyage and was stimulated by Lyell’s extensive treatment of biological history and diversity.

586 pages | 9 line drawings, frontispiece | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 1832, 1991

Biological Sciences: Paleobiology, Geology, and Paleontology

Earth Sciences: Geology, Paleontology

History of Science

Table of Contents

CHAPTER I.

CHAPTER II.

CHAPTER III.

CHAPTER IV.

CHAPTER V.

CHAPTER VI.

CHAPTER VII.

CHAPTER VIII.

CHAPTER IX.

CHAPTER X,

CHAPTER XI.

CHAPTER XII.

CHAPTER XIII.

CHAPTER XIV.

CHAPTER XV.

CHAPTER XVI.

CHAPTER XVII.

CHAPTER XVIII.

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