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Charles Lyell


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Charles Lyell : Principles of Geology

'In his isolated rural community Gregory never imagined that he might aspire to a higher profession. Now he returned to his old school for evening classes in chemistry, arithmetic, and mining engineering, where he won a prize book of world history and was introduced to Lyell's Principles of Geology. These two volumes taught him to think in evolutionary terms, and he began to read widely on the historicity of religion and the development of capitalism'.

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: George Gregory      Print: Book


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