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A romantic geology : James Hutton's 1788 'Theory of the Earth'

Furniss, Tom (2010) A romantic geology : James Hutton's 1788 'Theory of the Earth'. Romanticism, 16 (3). pp. 305-321. ISSN 1354-991X

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Abstract

This article develops a close textual analysis of James Hutton's seminal 1788 'Theory of the Earth' in order to highlight a number of ways that it might be considered as developing a 'Romantic geology' and a Romantic vision of the earth as a self-renewing, endlessly recycling organism.