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Geological Books - Historical

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1
Author
Aczel, Amir D
Description
The Jesuit and the Skull; Teilhard de Chardin, Evolution and the Search for Peking Man, 2008. London, Riverhead. 303pp. ISBN 978-1-59448-335-6. Paperback, very slight cover wear, pages clean. In very good condition.
Price
£3.00
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No.
2
Author
Adams, FD
Description
The Birth and Development of the Geological Sciences, London, Bailiere et al, 1938. 506pp. Hard cover, blue embossed cloth covered boards with gilt lettering. Spine split and frayed and worn at bottom, corners bumped. Library book plate and stamps on title and last page. Occasional pencil annotation, otherwise text is clean. Covers up to the early 19th century. In fair to good condition.
Price
£25.00
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No.
3
Author
Bailey, Edward
Description
Geological Survey of Great Britain, London, Thos. Murby, 1952 (1st edition). 278pp. Hardback, blue cloth covered boards, gilt lettering, spine ends frayed and corners bumped; library bookplate and stamps to front endpapers and title page. Text clean, 4 b/w bookplates and 39 text figures. In good condition. Sir Edward Bailey (1881-1965) was Director of the Geological Survey of GB from 1937 to 1945. Strong on the WW2 years; referred to by HE Wilson as ‘idiosyncratic’.
Price
£16.00
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No.
4
Author
Barber, Lyn
Description
The Heyday of Natural History; 1820-1870, 1980 (1st edition). New York, Double Day & Co.320pp, ISBN 0-385-12574-7. Hardback, buff paper covered boards with black cloth half binding, corners slightly bumped otherwise negligible wear. Dustjacket worn and torn and in fair to good condition. Text clean. A popular general general history emphasizing the social context of Victorian scientific advance. Overall in good condition.
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£5.00
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No.
5
Author
Challinor, John
Description
The History of British Geology; a Bibliographical Study, 1971 (1st edition). Newton Abbott, David & Charles, 224pp. ISBN 0 7153 5343 8. Hardcover, dark grey cloth covered boards with gilt lettering, pages clean, early owner’s signature on front free endpaper, dustjacket is slightly worn and the spine is faded. Overall, in very good condition. The collector’s ‘bible’.
Price
£4.00
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No.
6
Author
Herries Davies, Gordon L
Description
Whatever is Under the Earth, the Geological Society of London, 1807-2007, London, the Geological Society, 2007 (1st edition). 356pp. ISBN 978-1-86239-214-4. Hardback with illustrated laminated board covers. In very good to fine condition.
Price
£35.00
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No.
7
Author
Knight, David
Description
The Age of Science; the Scientific World-view in the Nineteenth Century, 1988, Oxford, Basil Blackwell. 251pp. Paperback, slight wear. Inked out former owner’s name and old prices, on half-title, otherwise clean and in good to very good condition.
Price
£8.00
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No.
8
Author
Laudan, Rachel
Description
From Mineralogy to Geology: the Foundations of a Science, 1650-1830, 1987 (1st edition). Chicago, U of Chicago Press. 278pp. ISBN 0-226-46950-6. Hardback. Light brown cloth covered boards without wear. Pages clean. In very good to fine condition Original dust jacket has minor marginal tears and slight wear. Overall in very good in good condition.
Price
£15.00
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No.
9
Author
Peyenson, L & Sheets- Peyenson, Susan
Description
Servants of Nature: A History of Scientific Institutions, Enterprises and Sensibilities, 1999 (1st edition), New York, Norton & Co. 496pp. ISBN 0-393-04614-1. Hardback. Blue/black paper covered boards with gilt lettering, text clean, dust jacket very slight worn. Overall in fine condition.
Price
£8.00
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No.
10
Author
Rudwick, Martin JS
Description
The Great Devonian Controversy; the Shaping of Scientific Knowledge among Gentlemanly Specialists, 1988. Chicago, U of Chicago Press. 494pp. ISBN 0-226-73102-2. Paperback, very slight wear to cover, pages clean. Extremely well documented and analysis of major and minor players is fascinating. The use of the daily correspondence gives the saga an immediate feel. In very good condition.
Price
£18.00
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No.
11
Author
Secord, James A
Description
Controversy in Victorian Geology: The Cambrian-Silurian Dispute, 1986 (1st edition). Princeton, Princeton U.Press, 363pp. ISBN 0-691-08417-3. Hard cover, light brown cloth covered boards without wear. Original dust jacket in near fine condition. In very good to fine condition.
Price
£42.00
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No.
12
Author
Shortland, Michael (ed)
Description
Science and Nature; Essays in the History of the Environmental Sciences, 1993. British Society for the History of Science, Monograph 8, Oxford, BSHS. 291pp. Paperback. ISBN 0-906450-08-x. In fine, as new, condition.
Price
£16.00
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No.
13
Author
Sweeting, GS (ed)
Description
The Geologists’ Association, 1858-1958; A History of the First Hundred Years, Colchester, Benham & Co, 1958. 165pp. Hardback, green cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering in very good to fine condition with dust-jacket in good condition. Text clean, no stamps. Overall, in very good condition.
Price
£24.00
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No.
14
Author
Wilson, HE
Description
Down to Earth, One Hundred and fifty Years of the British Geological Survey, Edinburgh, Scottish Academic Press, 1985. 189pp. ISBN 7073 0473 3. Paperback, faded spine and very slight shelf wear. In very good condition. A personal account, avoiding repetition of earlier histories and particularly strong on the most recent fifty years.
Price
£10.00
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No.
15
Author
Woodward, Horace B
Description
The History of the Geological Society of London, London, Geological Society, 1907. 336pp. Hardback, brown cloth-covered boards, bumped corners but otherwise hardly worn. Age-toning of end papers and early owner signature, otherwise clean and in very good condition. 28 plates, mostly portraits, all present.
Price
£55.00
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No.
16
Author
Woodward HB
Description
History of Geology, 1911. London, Watts & Co. 154pp. Hardcover, dark blue cloth covered boards, slight wear to cover, pages clean but some corners creased. Bookplate and signature of previous owners. A summary of his history of the GSL, for a general audience. In good condition.
Price
£12.00
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