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The revolution in geology from the Renaissance to the enlightenment /
edited by Gary D. Rosenberg.
Coulder, Colo. : Geological Society of America, 2009.
vii, 283 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
0813712033 (cloth), 9780813712031 (cloth)
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Coulder, Colo. : Geological Society of America, 2009.
0813712033 (cloth)
9780813712031 (cloth)
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The measure of man and landscape in the Renaissance and Scientific Revolution / Gary D. Rosenberg -- Geochemical concepts in Isaac Newton's early alchemy / William R. Newman -- From alchemy to science : the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment in Spanish American mining and metallurgy / Joaquín Pérez Melero -- Signs and symbols in Kircher's Mundus Subterraneus / William C. Parcell -- Niels Stensen-Steno, in the world of collections and museums / Elsebeth Thomsen -- The path to Steno's synthesis on the animal origin of glossopetrae / Kuang-Tai Hsu -- Hooke-Steno relations reconsidered : reassessing the roles of Ole Borch and Robert Boyle / Toshihiro Yamada -- Prompters of Steno's geological principles : generations of stones in living beings, glossopetrae and molding / Troels Kardel -- The age of Earth in Niels Stensen's geology / August Ziggelaar -- Nicolaus Steno the problem of deep time / Alan H. Cutler -- Nicholas Steno and René Descartes : a Cartesian perspective on Steno's scientific development / Sebastian Olden-Jørgensen -- On the origin of natural history : Steno's modern, but forgotten philosophy of science / Jens Morten Hansen -- Nicholas Steno's way from experience to faith : geological evolution and the original sin of mankind / Frank Sobiech -- The Scientific Revolution and Nicholas Steno's twofold conversion / Gian Battista Vai -- Benjamin Franklin and geology / Dennis R. Dean -- Thomas Jefferson, extinction, and the evolving view of Earth history in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries / Stephen M. Rowland -- "Very vain is Science' proudest boast" : the resistance to geological theory in early nineteenth-century England / Noah Heringman -- Charles S. Peirce and the "Light of Nature" / Victor R. Baker -- Theory choice in the historical sciences : geology as a philosophical case study / William L. Vanderburgh -- Natural theology, design and law / Michael T. Ghiselin.
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