Library of 19th Century Science
The Golden Age of Geology

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The Golden Age of Geology DVD Contents


H.M.S. Challenger
H.M.S. Challenger



You can browse any book by clicking on the title.
The books are listed by date of publication
(the Bridgewater Treatises are listed together).



DVD # 1: THE BRIDGEWATER TREATISES
First Published between 1833 and 1837
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date
Title
01
1835
The Rev. Thomas Chalmers, D.D., On the Moral and Intellectual Constitution of Man. (1835). First  published in 1833.
02
1833
John Kidd, M.D. F.R.S., On the Adaptation of External Nature to the Physical Condition of Man. (1833)
03
1833
The Rev. William Whewell, M.A. F.R.S., Astronomy and General Physics Considered with Reference to Natural Theology. (1833)
04
1834
Sir Charles Bell, K.G. H.F. R.S.L. & E. The Hand: Its Mechanism and Vital Endowments as Evincing Design. (1834)
05
1839
Peter Mark Roget, M.D., On Animal and Vegetable Physiology. Second Edition (1839). First published in 1834.
06
1837
The Rev. William Buckland, D.D. F.R.S., On Geology and Mineralology. Second Edition (1837)
07
1852
The Rev. William Kirby, M.A. F.R.S., On the History, Habits, and Instincts of Animals. New Edition (1852). First published in 1835.
08
1834
William Prout, M.D. F.R.S., Chemistry, Meterology, and the Function of Digestion, Considered With Reference to Natural Theology. Second Edition (1834)


 

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DVD # 2
date
Title
1816
William Smith, Strata Identified by Organized Fossils.
This book was obtained from google books.
1822
William Daniel Conybeare and William Phillips, Outlines of the Geology of England and Wales &c
1827
Baron G. Cuvier, Essay on the Theory of the Earth
1831
Baron G. Cuvier, A Discourse on the Revolutions of the Surface ofthe Globe. Translated from the French.
1831
John Herschel, A Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natural Philosophy 
4th edition
1833
Robert Bakewell, Introduction to Geology
with an introduction by Prof. B. Silliman
"The first modern textbook on geology" - Davis Young
1835
Edward Hitchcock, The Footmarks of Birds on new Red Sandstone in Massachusetts.
1835
Adam Sedgwick, A Discourse on the Studies of the Universtity 
1837
John Phillips, A Treatise on Geology 
1839
Louis Agassiz, Description des Echinodermes Fossiles de la Suisse.
First scientist to recognize evidence for an  ice age in Europe.
1839
Gideon Algernon Mantell, The Wonders of Geology
First scientist to describe the dinosaur.
1840
John Pye Smith, On the Relation between the Holy Scriptures and some parts of Geological Science.


 

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DVD # 3
date
Title
1844
Gideon Algernon Mantell, Medals of Creation  
1845
Sir Charles Lyell, Travels in North America (2 Volumes 1845) and Second Visit to the United States (2 Volumes 1849) 
1845
Charles Wilkes,  Narrative of the Explratory Expedition During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842
Complete in  Five Volumes.
1850
Sir Charles Lyell, Principles of Geology; or, The Modern Changes of the earth and its Inhabitants.  


 

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DVD # 4
date
Title
1851
Edward Hitchcock, Religion of Geology and its Connected Sciences.
1851
David King, The Principles of Geology Explained
1851
Hugh Miller, First Impressions of England and its People.
Biographical.
1852
Alexander von Humboldt,
Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America During the Years 1799-1804
Volumes I and II of Three Volumes.
1853
Thomas Chalmers, On Natural Theology
1855
John Phillips, The Rivers, Mountains and Seacoast of Yorkshire, second edition.
1857
Louis Agassiz, Contributions to the Natural History of the United States


 

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DVD # 5
date
Title
1857
Edward Hitchcock, Religious Truth, Illustrated from Science.
1858
Alexander von Humboldt, Cosmos: A Sketch of A Physical description of the Universe
1858
Hugh Miller, Foot-Prints of the Creator
1858
Hugh Miller, My Schools and Schoolmasters
Auto-biography
1858
William Whewell, A History of the Inductive Sciences
1859
Sir Charles Lyell, The Elements of Geology


 

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DVD # 6
date
Title
1860
Edward Hitchcock and Charles H. Hitchcock, Elementary Geology
1863
Louis Agassiz and A. A. Gould, Principles of Geology
1863
Sir Charles Lyell, The Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man
1863
James D. Dana, The Classification of Animals
1865
Geological Map of Canada from the 1863 Report
1869
Hugh Miller, Sketch-book of Popular Geology. The 1869 edition was published post-humously and includes a preface by his wife,  Lydia Miller.
1869
Hugh Miller, Essays, Historical and Biographical, Political and Social, Literary and Scientific.
1870
Hugh Miller, The Testimony of the Rocks
1870
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
Louis Figuier, Earth and Sea.
1871
Hugh Miller, Tales and Sketches


 

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DVD # 7
date
Title
1872
Louis Figuier, The World Before the Deluge
1875
James Dana, Corals and Coral Islands
1876
Ernst Haeckel, The History of Creation
1877
Correspondence relating to the H.M.S. Challenger Expedition.
1878
A. C. Ramsay, The Physical Geology and Geography of Great Britain: A Manual of British Geology. This book includes a high-resolution geological map of Great Britain.
1882
Archibald Geikie, Geological Sketches at Home and Abroad,
1886
Alexander Winchell, Walks and Talks in the Geological Field, An easy-going popular discussion for young people
1887
Archibald Geikie, The Scenery of Scotland
1893
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: His Life and Correspondence.


 

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DVD # 8
date
Title
1893
Sir J. William Dawson, Some Salient Points in the Science of the Earth.
1896
James D. Dana, Manual of Geology, Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special reference to American Geological History.
1901
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.
1902
Sir Archibald Geikie, Text-Book of Geology 


 

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DVD # 9
date
Title
1904
Eduard Suess, The Face of the Earth (Das Antlitz der Erde) in Five Volumes, English translation between 1904 and 1924.
1905
Sir Archibald Geikie, The Founders of Geology 


 

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DVD # 10
date
Title
1906
John Theodore Merz, History of European Thought in the Nineteenth Century
1907
Horace B. Woodward, The History of the Geological Society of London.
1913
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. See also Alfred Russel Wallace, Man's Place in the Universe (1902).
1920
John Theodore Merz, Fragments on the Human Mind.


 






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