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The epochs of nature / Georges-Louis Leclerc, le comte de Buffon ; translated and edited by Jan Zalasiewicz, Anne-Sophie Milon, and Mateusz Zalasiewicz ; introduction by Jan Zalasiewicz, Sverker Sörlin, Libby Robin, and Jacques Grinevald ; illustrations by Anne-Sophie Milon.

Author/Creator:
Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc, comte de, 1707-1788 author.
Publication:
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018.
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xxxiv, 190 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Standardized Title:
Époques de la nature. English
Subjects:
Natural history.
Geology.
Earth (Planet) -- History.
Cosmology.
Contents:
Introduction: Buffon and the history of the Earth / Jan Zalasiewicz, Sverker Sörlin, Libby Robin, and Jacques Grinevald
The epochs of nature. First discourse. First epoch: When the Earth and the planets took their form ; Second epoch: When matter, being consolidated, formed the interior rock of the globe and the great vitrescible masses that are at its surface ; Third epoch: When the waters covered our continents ; Fourth epoch: When the waters retreated and the volcanoes became active ; Fifth epoch: When the elephants and the other animals of the South lived in the North ; Sixth epoch: When the separation of continents was made ; Seventh and last epoch: When the power of man has assisted that of nature
Justifying notes to the facts reported in the Epochs of nature.
Notes:
Translation of: Les époques de la nature. 1778. Édition critique avec le manuscrit, une introduction et des notes par Jacques Roger. Paris : Éditions du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, 1962 (Mémoires du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle. Série C, Sciences de la terre ; nouv. sér., t. 10).
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Zalasiewicz, J. A., translator, editor.
Milon, Anne-Sophie, translator, editor, illustrator.
Zalasiewicz, Mateusz, translator, editor, writer of introduction.
ISBN:
9780226395432
022639543X
9780226395579
OCLC:
992689037