Principles of Geology (Penguin Classics)

Principles of Geology (Penguin Classics)

One of the main works within the nineteenth-century conflict among technology and Scripture

Charles Lyell's Principles of Geology (1830-33) sought to provide an explanation for the geological kingdom of the trendy Earth via contemplating the long term results of observable ordinary phenomena. Written with readability and a blinding highbrow ardour, it really is either a seminal paintings of recent geology and a compelling precursor to Darwinism, exploring the proof for radical adjustments in weather and geography around the a while and speculating at the revolutionary improvement of existence. A profound impression on Darwin, Principles of Geology additionally captured the mind's eye of contemporaries comparable to Melville, Emerson, Tennyson and George Eliot, reworking technological know-how with its depiction of the strong forces that form the ordinary world.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more suitable through introductions and notes through unusual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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