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Controversy in Victorian Geology The Cambrian-Silurian Dispute by James A. Secord

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Published by Princeton University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Geology & the lithosphere,
  • Stratigraphic Geology,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Geology,
  • Science / History,
  • Earth Sciences - Geology

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages301
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7756680M
ISBN 100691024413
ISBN 109780691024417
OCLC/WorldCa25814802

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