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The great chain of history

William Buckland and the English school of geology (1814-1849)

by Nicolaas A. Rupke

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Published by Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • England
    • Subjects:
    • Buckland, William, 1784-1856.,
    • Geology -- Study and teaching -- England -- History.,
    • Geologists -- England -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementNicolaas A. Rupke.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQE48.G7 R82 1983
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 322 p. :
      Number of Pages322
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2809935M
      ISBN 100198229070
      LC Control Number83243080

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