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The Seashell on the Mountaintop: A Story of Science, Sainthood, and the Humble Genius who Discovered a New History of the Earth

Biography / Memoir

By: Alan Cutler (Author)

228 pages, B/w illus

Arrow Books

Paperback | Aug 2004 | #142071 | ISBN: 0099421496
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Hardback | Aug 2003 | #142070 | ISBN: 0434008575
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The story of 17th century Danish scientist Nicolaus Steno, the first person to realise that fossils (especially of marine animals found on high ground) required a longer history for the Earth than calculations based on the Bible. His work was ignored for over a century; he dropped his geological studies and became a bishop, beatified in 1988 by Pope John Paul I.

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Alan Cutler is a palaeontologist and geologist. This is his first book.

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