The Practice of British Geology, 1750-1850


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Geology is the most historical of all sciences. Yet its own history remains neglected, especially the many aspects of how geology was practised in the past. This volume analyses the careers of some important practical figures in English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish geology between 1750 and 1850. These include people who would have regarded themselves more as mining engineers (or 'coal viewers' as they were then called in the vital coal industry) or 'mineral surveyors' as today's mineral prospectors were first called (from ...

The Practice of British Geology, 1750-1850 2002, Routledge, Aldershot, England

ISBN-13: 9780860788768