James Hutton : The Founder of Modern Geology, Paperback Book

James Hutton : The Founder of Modern Geology Paperback


This excellent introduction to James Hutton was first published by National Museums Scotland in 2001.

Scientists currently think that the Earth is four and a half billion years old but until the eighteenth century the Christian world firmly believe in its creation about 4000 BC.

James Hutton (1726-97) was the man whose pioneering fieldwork proved that this was not so.

A leading figure in the Scottish Enlightenment, he not only established that the Earth is immensley old, but in the process also saw the possibility of both evolution and natural selection - fifteen years before Charles Darwin was born.

This new edition has: a new format; 10 replacement pictures; an additional chapter; a foreword by the James Hutton Institute; and an appreciation by Alan McKirdy of his co-author Donald McIntyre who died in 2009.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 80 pages, 56
  • Publisher: NMSE - Publishing Ltd
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  • Category: Historical geology
  • ISBN: 9781905267736



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