Selected pages from Sir Charles Lyell's 'Principles of Geology', 1830-33

John Murray published Lyell's three-volume work 'Principles of Geology'. The book argued that the world had not been shaped by unique catastrophes and supernatural events. Instead, it had been affected over a long period of time by small, ongoing geological changes.

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The GEOLOGICAL EVIDENCES of the
ANTIQUITY of MAN. With an Outline of
Glacial Post-tertiary Geology, and Remarks on the
Origin of Species, with special reference to Man's
first appearance on the Earth. By Sir CHARLES
LYELL. Fourth Edition, with Illustrations, 8vo. 14s.


‘A space of ten years has now elapsed since the publication of
the Third Edition of this work. A new edition has long been called
for, and I have therefore carefully revised it and introduced such
new matter as seemed to me necessary to bring it up to the present
state of our knowledge.’ — Author's Preface.


The STUDENT'S ELEMENTS of GEOLOGY.
By Sir CHARLES LYELL. With 600 Illustrations.
Post 8vo. 9s.


‘Sir Charles Lyell has here done for the geological student what
Sir John Herschel did for the student of astronomy in his incom-
parable “Outlines.” Young beginners in natural science had long
wanted a short manual of geology at a reasonable price, which
should yet contain a full explanation of the leading facts and
principles of the science. Now they have it.’ — Examiner.