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Mary Anning (1799–1847) of Lyme; ‘the greatest fossilist the world ever knew’
La biographie d'une celebre geologue americaine, Mary Anning, passionnee par les fossiles, est decrite
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Dissenting science: the Quakers among the Founding Fathers
Abstract Only three of the 13 founding members of the Geological Society of London were Quakers: William Allen and the brothers Richard and William Phillips. As dissenters, they sought to play aExpand
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The practice of British geology, 1750-1850
Contents: Introduction Some thoughts on the complex and forgotten history of mineral exploration The British 'mineral engineer' John Williams (1732-1795), his work in Britain from 1749 to 1793 and asExpand
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It has become almost traditional for historians of geology to claim that Roderick Murchison (1792–1871) ‘opened to view for the first time’ the fossiliferous rocks below the Old Red Sandstone whichExpand
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Some personal thoughts on stratigraphic precision in the twentieth century
  • H. Torrens
  • Geology
  • Geological Society, London, Special Publications
  • 2002
Abstract Surprisingly, most of the major elements of today’s stratigraphic column were in place by 1850. By then, the ideas that stratigraphy concerned geological time relations, and that aExpand
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An account of Mary Anning (1799-1847), fossil collector of Lyme Regis, Dorset, England, published by Henry Rowland Brown (1837-1921) in the second edition (1859) of Beauties of Lyme Regis
The publication of the now rare second edition of the guidebook The Beauties of Lyme Regis... by Lyme native Henry Rowland Brown (1837-1921) is dated to 1859. The known link of Brown’s family toExpand
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The Transmission of Ideas in the Use of Fossils in Stratigraphic Analysis from England to America 1800-1840
Transmission from the Old to the New World, by means other than publication, of the idea that fossils could help in the analysis of stratigraphic problems is discussed, over the period 1800 to 1840.Expand
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New light on the history of Megalosaurus, the great lizard of Stonesfield
Early reports of large bones from slate mines in the Middle Jurassic rocks at Stonesfield, Oxfordshire are reviewed, along with previously unpublished accounts of the workings. The material that fo...
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New evidence on the origin and Jurassic age of palaeokarst and limestone breccias, Loch Slapin, Isle of Skye
Synopsis A limestone breccia which is interpreted as a palaeokarst fill of early Jurassic age, is described from Southern Skye, lying above the Durness Limestone Group and below the BroadfordExpand
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