Lyell in America: Transatlantic Geology, 1841-1853

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A pioneering geologist from Scotland, Charles Lyell (1797-1875) was one of the nineteenth century's most important and controversial scientists. In Lyell in America, Leonard Wilson blends detailed scientific observations with colorful travelogue to continue his study of Lyell's life and works with this chronicle of Lyell's extensive travels throughout America. Lyell first came to America in 1841, remaining for more than a year and touring widely. His immediate reason for the journey was to deliver the prestigious Lowell ...

Lyell in America: Transatlantic Geology, 1841-1853 1998, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801857973

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