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Jack Repcheck - The Man Who Found Time - 9780465013371 - V9780465013371
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The Man Who Found Time

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Description for The Man Who Found Time Paperback. James Hutton proved that the earth was likely millions of years old, rather than the six thousand calculated by the bible, and that it was continuously shaped and re-shaped by myriad everyday forces rather than any single cataclysmic event. This book tells the remarkable story of this Scottish gentleman farmer. Num Pages: 256 pages, maps. BIC Classification: 3JF; PDZ; RBGF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 209 x 141 x 18. Weight in Grams: 344.
There are three men whose life's work helped free science from the strait-jacket of religion. Two of the three,Nicolaus Copernicus and Charles Darwin,are widely heralded for their breakthroughs. The third, James Hutton, is comparatively unknown, yet he profoundly changed our understanding of the earth, its age, and its dynamic forces. A Scottish gentleman farmer, Hutton's observations on his small tract of land led him to a theory that directly contradicted biblical claims that the Earth was only 6,000 years old. This expertly crafted narrative tells the story not only of Hutton, but also of Scotland and the Scottish Enlightenment, including ... Read more

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The Perseus Books Group United States
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About Jack Repcheck
Jack Repcheck is an editor at W. W. Norton & Co., where he publishes the work of leading scientists and economists. He is also the author of Copernicus'secret. He lives with his family in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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"This is an informative and revealing book." Times Higher Education Supplement"

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