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Georges Cuvier, Fossil Bones and Geological Catastrophes

Georges Cuvier, Fossil Bones and Geological Catastrophes - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0226731070

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ISBN13: 978-0226731070
ISBN10: 0226731073
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 97
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Published: 1997
International: No

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Georges Cuvier, Fossil Bones and Geological Catastrophes - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0226731070

Martin J. S. Rudwick

ISBN13: 978-0226731070
ISBN10: 0226731073
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 97
Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Published: 1997
International: No
Summary

French zoologist Georges Cuvier (1769-1832) helped form and bring credibility to geology and paleontology. Here Martin J. S. Rudwick provides the first modern translation of Cuvier's essential writings on fossils and catastrophes and links these translated texts together with his own insightful narrative and interpretive commentary.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

Notes on the Texts

1: The Theory of the Earth

2: Living and Fossil Elephants

3: The Megatherium from South America

4: A Research Program on Fossil Bones

5: An Appeal for International Collaboration

6: The Animals from the Gypsum Beds around Paris

7: A Pouched Marsupial from Paris

8: Popular Lectures on Geology

9: A Review of Fossil Pachyderms

10: A Report on Andre's Theory of the Earth

11: The Progress of Geological Science

12: The Geology of the Region around Paris

13: Fossil Deer and Cattle

14: Collected Researches on Fossil Bones

15: The Revolutions of the Globe

16: Conclusions

Further Reading

Bibliography of Cuvier's Sources

Bibliography of Works by Historians of Science

App: French Texts of Previously Unpublished Manuscripts

Sources for Figures

Index

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