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Georges Cuvier, Fossil Bones, and Geological Catastrophes: New Translations and Interpretations of the Primary Texts

By: Martin JS Rudwick

302 pages, 20 b/w illus

University of Chicago Press

Paperback | Nov 1998 | #86185 | ISBN: 0226731073
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Hardback | Jan 1998 | #69252 | ISBN: 0226731065
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About this book

The first modern translation of Cuvier's essential writings on fossils and catastrophes, linked with the authors own insightful narrative and interpretive commentary.


Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments Notes on the Texts 1: The Theory of the Earth 2: Living and Fossil Elephants 3: The Megatherium from South America 4: A Research Program on Fossil Bones 5: An Appeal for International Collaboration 6: The Animals from the Gypsum Beds around Paris 7: A Pouched Marsupial from Paris 8: Popular Lectures on Geology 9: A Review of Fossil Pachyderms 10: A Report on Andre's Theory of the Earth 11: The Progress of Geological Science 12: The Geology of the Region around Paris 13: Fossil Deer and Cattle 14: Collected Researches on Fossil Bones 15: The Revolutions of the Globe 16: Conclusions Further Reading Bibliography of Cuvier's Sources Bibliography of Works by Historians of Science App: French Texts of Previously Unpublished Manuscripts Sources for Figures Index

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