Saturday, May 05, 2007

L'archivio in progress The Golden Age of Geology

Una miniera di testi preziosi che potete sfogliare presso il sito gestito e organizzato dal Dr. David C. Bossard: Library of 19th Century Science
Un altro archivio che mette a disposizione testi completi che va ad aggiungersi agli altri archivi già citati su Pikaia (Darwin, Huxley, Wallace per citare i più importanti) e che costituiscono un insostituibile mezzo di approfondimento e studio della storia naturale a livello mondiale.
Ecco una selezione dei testi archiviati:
The Bridgewater Treatises on the Power, Wisdom, and Goodness of God, As Manifested in the Creation:
Treatise I. The Rev. Thomas Chalmers, D.D., On the Moral and Intellectual Constitution of Man. (1835)
Treatise II. John Kidd, M.D. F.R.S., On the Adaptation of External Nature to the Physical Condition of Man. (1833)
Treatise III. The Rev. William Whewell, M.A. F.R.S., Astronomy and General Physics Considered with Reference to Natural Theology. (1833)
Treatise IV. Sir Charles Bell, K.G. H.F. R.S.L. & E. The Hand: Its Mechanism and Vital Endowments as Evincing Design.
[IN PREPARATION]Treatise V. Peter Mark Roget, M.D., On Animal and Vegetable Physiology. Second Edition (1839)
Treatise VI. The Rev. William Buckland, D.D. F.R.S., On Geology and Mineralology. Second Edition (1837)
Treatise VII. The Rev. William Kirby, M.A. F.R.S., On the History, Habits, and Instincts of Animals. New Edition (1852)
Treatise VIII. William Prout, M.D. F.R.S., Chemistry, Meterology, and the Function of Digestion, Considered With Reference to Natural Theology. Second Edition (1834)
The so-called Ninth Bridgewater Treatise: A Fragment

...e i seguenti:
Baron G. Cuvier, A Discourse on the Revolutions of the Surface ofthe Globe. Translated from the French. 1831, 260 pp, 6 plates
William Herschel, A Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natural Philosophy 1831, 279 pp
Robert Blakewell, Introduction to Geology 1833, 479 +24 pp
Thomas Chalmers, Constitution of Man 1831, Vol I 290 pp Vol II 308 pp
Adam Sedgwick, A Discourse on the Studies of the Universtity 1835, 157 + 12 pp
John Phillips, A Treatise on Geology 1837, Vol I 334 pp Vol II 308 pp
John Pye Smith, On the Relation between the Holy Scriptures and some parts of Geological Science. 1840, 350 + 9 pgs,
Gideon Algernon Mantell, Medals of Creation 1844, 1016 pgs, 173 figs.
Sir Charles Lyell, Travels in North America (2 Volumes 1845) and Second Visit to the United States (2 Volumes 1849) 1845-49. Travels 482 pp 2nd Visit 560 pp
Sir Charles Lyell, Principles of Geology; or, The Modern Changes of the earth and its Inhabitants. 1850, 8th. Ed. 811 pgs, 100 figs.
Edward Hitchcock, Religion of Geology and its Connected Sciences. 1851, 408 pgs, 15 figs.
David King, The Principles of Geology Explained 1851, 220+19 pgs
Thomas Chalmers, On Natural Theology 1853. Vol I 404 pp, Vol II 420 pp pgs,
Sir Charles Lyell, A Manual of Elementary Geology, also known as The Elements of Geology. 1855. 6th. Ed. 685 pgs, 750 figs.
Alexander von Humboldt, Cosmos: A Sketch of A Physical description of the Universe 1858 in 4 Vols.
Louis Agassiz, Contributions to the Natural History of the United States 1860 in 4 Vols.
Hugh Miller, Foot-Prints of the Creator 1858. 312+42
William Whewell, A History of the Inductive Sciences 1858. 1214 pgs in 2 Vols.
Edward Hitchcock and Charles H. Hitchcock, Elementary Geology 1860, 430 pp + 420 figs
Louis Agassiz and A. A. Gould, Principles of Geology 1863, 250 pp + 170 figs
Sir Charles Lyell, The Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man 1863, 551 + 16 pps.
Hugh Miller, Sketch-book of Popular Geology. The 1869 edition was published post-humously and includes a preface by his wife, Lydia Miller. 1869. 4th. Ed. 356 pgs, 30 figs.
Hugh Miller, The Testimony of the Rocks 1870, 454+10
Alexander Winchell, Sketches of Creation: A Popular View of Some of the Grand Conclusions of the Sciences in reference to the History of Matter and of Life. 1870, 459 pgs, 101 figs.
Louis Figuier, The World Before the Deluge 1872, 518 pgs, 200 figs. 24 Plates.
Ernst Haeckel, The History of Creation 1872, Vol I 422 pp, Vol II 408 pp;
James D. Dana, Manual of Geology, Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special reference to American Geological History. 1896. 4th. Ed. 1088 pgs, 1570 ill.
Hutton Karl Alfred von Zittel, History of Geology and Palæontology to the End of the Nineteenth Century. Included are biographical sketches of the prominent geologists of the period.1901, 562 pgs, 12 plates
Sir Archibald Geikie, Text-Book of Geology 1902, 1862 pp + 471 illustrations
Sir Archibald Geikie, The Founders of Geology 1905, 486 pp.
Eduard Suess, The Face of the Earth (Das Antlitz der Erde) 1904-1924 in 5 Vols. 2425 pp + 18 plates & 3 maps.
Lawrence J. Henderson, The Fitness of the Environment. This book discusses chemical properties that are essential for life to exist, in particular the unique properties of water and carbonic acid.
Alfred Russel Wallace, Man's Place in the Universe (1902). 1913, 315 pgs
Ernst Haeckel, The History of Creation (6th Ed. 1914).
Paolo Coccia

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