• Religion and Science book cover

    Religion and Science

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sara Fletcher Harding, Nancy Morvillo

    Integral to human nature is the need to seek understanding of the world in which we live, to discover how it works and why. We find our answers to these fundamental questions through different methods; empirical science justifies our observations of the natural world, but religion offers…

    Hardback – 2010-10-06
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

  • Gold Region:Sci Tra 1791-1877 book cover

    Gold Region:Sci Tra 1791-1877

    1st Edition

    By Thomas Baines

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Hardback – 2003-12-25
    Routledge

  • Scientific Travellers, 1789-1874 book cover

    Scientific Travellers, 1789-1874

    1st Edition

    Edited by David Knight

    This collection will bring together a selection of works by travellers studying natural philosophy as well as natural history. The set will cover a wide geographical spread, including accounts from Australia, Asia, Africa and South America. The style of writing and subject matter are also diverse.…

    Hardback – 2003-12-25
    Routledge

  • Geology & Mineralogy, Considered with Reference to Natural Theology, Volume I, 1836 book cover

    Geology & Mineralogy, Considered with Reference to Natural Theology, Volume I, 1836

    1st Edition

    By William Buckland

    Moving away from his earlier belief in a short, catastrophic history of the Earth, this volume shows how Buckland envisages instead progressive change as the Earth gradually cooled as it was prepared for human occupation. Extinct creatures did not die out because they were poorly designed; God…

    Hardback – 2003-11-27
    Routledge

  • Alfred Russell Wallace Contributions to the theory of Natural Selection, 1870, and Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace , 'On the Tendency of Species to form Varieties' (Papers presented to the Linnean Society 30th June 1858) book cover

    Alfred Russell Wallace Contributions to the theory of Natural Selection, 1870, and Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace , 'On the Tendency of Species to form Varieties' (Papers presented to the Linnean Society 30th June 1858)

    1st Edition

    By Noel Thompson

    Wallace noticed on expeditions to the Amazon and the Malay archipelego that mammals in Southeast Asia are more advanced than their Australian cousins. His suggestion was that the two continents had split before the better adapted mammals had evolved in Asia. The isolated Australian marsupials were…

    Hardback – 2003-11-27
    Routledge

  • Palaeontology, 1860 book cover

    Palaeontology, 1860

    1st Edition

    By Richard Owen

    Owen was the founder of the Natural History Museum, bringing the collections over from the British Museum. Although he was a supporter of evolutionary theory, he was reluctant to accept Darwin's version of evolution. This volume examines fossil evidence for change in species over time.…

    Hardback – 2003-11-27
    Routledge

  • Man's Place in Nature, 1863 book cover

    Man's Place in Nature, 1863

    1st Edition

    By Thomas Henry Huxley

    Huxley was one of the first adherents to Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection and advanced its acceptance by scientists and the public. Man's Place in Nature was explicitly directed against Richard Owen, who had claimed that there were distinct differences between human brains and…

    Hardback – 2003-11-27
    Routledge

  • Geological Evidence of the Antiquity of Man, 1863 book cover

    Geological Evidence of the Antiquity of Man, 1863

    1st Edition

    By Charles Lyell

    Charles Lyell's argument in this classic volume is that the processes of nature are slow and uniform, and that the Earth is in consequence hundreds of millions of years old. This work includes his prediction that if our nearest relatives are great apes, then the places to look for human fossils…

    Hardback – 2003-11-27
    Routledge

  • The Evolution Debate, 1813-1870 book cover

    The Evolution Debate, 1813-1870

    1st Edition

    Edited by David Knight

    The history of evolutionary thought is often seen as a triumph of secularism in the form of 'scientific naturalism', over religious bigotry. But for those involved in the debate during the nineteenth century, these divisions were not so clearly marked.This collection of nine volumes will bring…

    Hardback – 2003-11-27
    Routledge

  • Omphalos, 1857 book cover

    Omphalos, 1857

    1st Edition

    By Philip Gosse

    Gosse argued that fossils are not really the remains of creatures which existed. God had created the world in six days, but had made it look like it was already ancient, complete with the remains of non-existent pre-historic life. Gosse's work was popular with neither Christians nor evolutionists.…

    Hardback – 2003-11-27
    Routledge

  • On the Origin of Species, 1859 book cover

    On the Origin of Species, 1859

    1st Edition

    By Charles Darwin

    On the Origin of Species caused an uproar when it was first published in 1859. Darwin's theory was that species had evolved from simpler organisms by natural selection acting upon the variability of populations. This view was directly opposed to the doctrine of special creation by God and angered…

    Hardback – 2003-11-27
    Routledge

  • Geology & Mineralogy, Considered with Reference to Natural Theology, Volume II, 1836 book cover

    Geology & Mineralogy, Considered with Reference to Natural Theology, Volume II, 1836

    1st Edition

    By William Buckland

    Moving away from his earlier belief in a short, catastrophic history of the Earth, this volume shows how Buckland envisages instead progressive change as the Earth gradually cooled as it was prepared for human occupation. Extinct creatures did not die out because they were poorly designed; God…

    Hardback – 2003-11-27
    Routledge

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