The Revolution in Geology from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

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Gary D. Rosenberg
Geological Society of America, Jan 1, 2009 - Science - 283 pages
 

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Contents

The revolution in geology from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment
1
The measure of man and landscape in the Renaissance and Scientific Revolution
13
Geochemical concepts in Isaac Newtons early alchemy
41
From alchemy to science The Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment in Spanish American mining and metallurgy
51
Signs and symbols in Kirchers Mundus Subterraneus
63
Niels StensenSteno in the world of collections and museums
75
The Path to Stenos synthesis on the animal origin of glossopetrae
93
HookeSteno relations reconsidered Reassessing the roles of Ole Borch and Robert Boyle
107
Nicholas Steno and René Descartes A Cartesian perspective on Stenos scientific development
149
On the origin of natural history Stenos modern but forgotten philosophy of science
159
Nicholas Stenos way from experience to faith Geological evolution and the original sin of mankind
179
The Scientific Revolution and Nicholas Stenos twofold conversion
187
Benjamin Franklin and geology
209
Thomas Jefferson extinction and the evolving view of Earth history in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries
225
Very vain is Science proudest boast The resistance to geological theory in early nineteenthcentury England
247
Charles S Peirce and the Light of Nature
259

Prompters of Stenos geological principles Generation of stones in living beings glossopetrae and molding
127
The age of Earth in Niels Stensens geology
135
Nicolaus Steno and the problem of deep time
143
Theory choice in the historical sciences Geology as a philosophical case study
267
Natural theology design and law
277
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