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The Man Who Found Time: James Hutton and the Discovery of the Earth's Antiquity

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There are three men whose lifes work helped free science from the strait-jacket of religion. Two of the three—Nicolaus Copernicus and Charles Darwin—are widely heralded for their breakthroughs. The third, James Hutton, is comparatively unknown, yet he profoundly changed our understanding of the earth, its age, and its dynamic forces.

A Scottish gentleman farmer, Huttons observations on his small tract of land led him to a theory that directly contradicted biblical claims that the Earth was only 6,000 years old. This expertly crafted narrative tells the story not only of Hutton, but also of Scotland and the Scottish Enlightenment, including many of the greatest thinkers of the age, such as David Hume and Adam Smith.

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The subject of this expertly crafted narrative is James Hutton, the gentleman farmer from Edinburgh who discovered that the earth is millions of years old, not six thousand, and paved the way for Darwin's theory of evolution. 8-page insert.

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There are three men whose life's work helped free science from the strait-jacket of religion. Two of the three--Nicolaus Copernicus and Charles Darwin--are widely heralded for their breakthroughs. The third, James Hutton, is comparatively unknown, yet he profoundly changed our understanding of the earth, its age, and its dynamic forces.

A Scottish gentleman farmer, Hutton's observations on his small tract of land led him to a theory that directly contradicted biblical claims that the Earth was only 6,000 years old. This expertly crafted narrative tells the story not only of Hutton, but also of Scotland and the Scottish Enlightenment, including many of the greatest thinkers of the age, such as David Hume and Adam Smith.

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Jack Repcheck is an editor at W. W. Norton and Co., where he publishes the work of leading scientists and economists. He is also the author of Copernicus Secret. He lives with his family in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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ISBN:
9780465013371
Author:
Repcheck, Jack
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Subject:
General science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
General
Subject:
History of Science-General
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.10x5.40x.70 in. .55 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The subject of this expertly crafted narrative is James Hutton, the gentleman farmer from Edinburgh who discovered that the earth is millions of years old, not six thousand, and paved the way for Darwin's theory of evolution. 8-page insert.
"Synopsis" by , There are three men whose life's work helped free science from the strait-jacket of religion. Two of the three--Nicolaus Copernicus and Charles Darwin--are widely heralded for their breakthroughs. The third, James Hutton, is comparatively unknown, yet he profoundly changed our understanding of the earth, its age, and its dynamic forces.

A Scottish gentleman farmer, Hutton's observations on his small tract of land led him to a theory that directly contradicted biblical claims that the Earth was only 6,000 years old. This expertly crafted narrative tells the story not only of Hutton, but also of Scotland and the Scottish Enlightenment, including many of the greatest thinkers of the age, such as David Hume and Adam Smith.

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