Revolutions In The Earth
James Hutton and the True Age of the World
by Stephen Baxter
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003, [First Edition], hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0297829750
Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear
Hutton's geological theory of the Earth would cause a profound religious debate as well as provoking decades of criticism. his revelation, however, was ultimately one of the most extraordinary and essential moments in scientific history - for without it, the work of the nineteenth-century evolutionists would have had no context, and the labour of the dinosaur hunters would have been in vain. Hutton's discovery of deep time changed our view of humanity's place in the universe forever.
This is the little-known story of a man who fought hard against orthodox beliefs to prove the antiquity of the Earth and of the dedicated loyalty of an enlightened circle of friends.'