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Bursting the Limits of Time: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Revolution

  title={Bursting the Limits of Time: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Revolution},
  author={Martin J S Rudwick},
During a revolution of discovery in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, geologists reconstructed the immensely long history of the earth - and the relatively recent arrival of human life. Bursting the Limits of Time is a herculean effort by one of the world's foremost experts on the history of geology and paleontology to illuminate this scientific breakthrough that radically altered existing perceptions of a human's place in the universe as much as the theories of Copernicus and… Expand
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