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Genesis and Geology

By: Charles Coulston Gillispie

Harvard University Press

Paperback | Aug 1996 | #56674 | ISBN: 0674344812
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With a new foreword by Rupke,(N) and a new preface by the author. First published in 1951, Genesis and Geology describes the background of social and theological ideas and the progress of scientific researches which, between them, produced the religious difficulties that afflicted the development of science in early industrial England. We learn that the furor over the Origin of Species was nothing new; earlier discoveries in geology had already presented major challenges to prevailing religious thought.

Praise for the first edition: "A book to be read by all who wish to appreciate the scientific and social background of the half-century or so preceding the publication of Darwin's Origin of Species. Nature

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Charles Coulston Gillispie is Dayton Stockton Professor of History, Emeritus, Princeton University. Nicolaas A. Rupke is Professor and Director, Institute for the History of Science, Gottingen University.

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