The Meaning of Fossils

The Meaning of Fossils

Episodes in the History of Palaeontology

Book - 1985
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"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


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Examines the way in which the study of fossils in five historical periods since the Renaissance reflects man's changing view of nature

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"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



Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1985
Edition: University of Chicago Press ed
ISBN: 9780226731032 (pbk.)
0226731030 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: 560.9 RUB
Characteristics: 287 p. : ill. ; 23 cm

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