The word ‘geology’

Annals of Science 36 (1):35-43 (1979)
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Although the history of the word ‘ geology ’ has often been referred to by those interested in the development of the science, that history has never been fully traced. An endeavor is made to do so here, taking the story at least as far as 1813, by which time the basic word had unquestionably been established in its modern form and meaning. Various claims as to who first gave the science its present name are also briefly examined



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The Making of Geology: Earth Science in Britain 1660-1815.Roy Porter - 1978 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 29 (4):392-393.

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