The Seashell on the Mountaintop
A Story of Science, Sainthood, and the Humble Genius Who Discovered a New History of the Earth
By (author) Alan Cutler
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Seashell on the Mountaintop by Alan Cutler
Book DescriptionDubbed 'the founder of modern geology' by Stephen Jay Gould, the 17th century Danish scientist Nicolaus Steno was the first man to to suggest that the existence of fossils demanded a much longer history for the earth than the roughly six thousand years suggested by the Bible. Steno's work was ignored for over a century; he himself dropped his geological studies; he converted to Catholicism and later became a bishop; in 1988 he was beatified by the Pope. Alan Cutler tells the story of this passionate and fascinating man, exploring his remarkable ideas on science and religion and the way his work was eventually to transform Western ideas of time. Steno's influence was enormous; Cutler's book is the first to give him his due, and to set him alongside Copernicus, Galileo and Darwin.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099421498
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Alan Cutler
Alan Cutler is a palaeontologist and geologist. This is his first book.
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