James Hutton

James Hutton

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. James Hutton MD was a Scottish geologist, physician, naturalist, chemist and experimental farmer. He is considered the father of modern geology. His theories of geology and geologic time, also called deep time, came to be included in theories which were called plutonism and uniformitarianism. James Hutton was born in Edinburgh on 3 June 1726 OS as one of five children of a merchant who was Edinburgh City Treasurer, but who died when James was still young. Hutton's mother - Sarah Balfour - had him educated at the High School of Edinburgh where he was particularly interested in mathematics and chemistry, then when he was 14 he attended the University of Edinburgh as a "student of humanity" i.e. Classics. He was apprenticed to a lawyer when he was 17, but took more interest in chemical experiments than legal work and at the age of 18 became a physician's assistant as well as attending lectures in medicine at the University of Edinburghshow more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 259g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6133996056
  • 9786133996052