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DeWitt Clinton and Amos Eaton : geology and power in early New York / David I. Spanagel.

Author/creator Spanagel, David I.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoBaltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, [2014]
Descriptionxii, 270 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Subject(s)
Contents Preamble -- Introduction: Meeting place for waters and students of Earth history -- Part I. Exploring New York State -- Invitations to study the Earth's past -- Natural sciences and civic virtues -- The landlord and the ex-convict -- Part II. Engineering for a New World's geology -- Clinton's ditch -- Eaton's agricultural and geological surveys -- Empire State exports -- Part III. Entertaining deep time and the sublime -- Literary naturalists -- Kindred spirits -- Rocks, reverence, and religion -- Conclusion: Echoes of New York's embrace of the geological imperative.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2013025010
ISBN9781421411040 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
ISBN1421411040 (hardcover : acid-free paper)

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