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By Georges Cuvier

Essay at the concept of the Earth used to be the final paintings of the clinical author Robert Kerr who translated it from the introductory essay of George Cuvier's four-volume Recherches sur les ossements fossiles de quadrupèdes. prior to its first book in 1813, the essay used to be in part improved by means of the geologist and normal historian Robert Jameson who wrote a preface and incorporated wide notes on mineralogy. utilizing geological proof as its imperative resource of enquiry, Cuvier's essay makes an attempt to handle the questions of the origins of the human race, the formation of the earth, and the correlation among incomplete fossil continues to be and latest species of animals. super influential in its personal time, the essay continues to be a resource of substantial perception into the early improvement of geological examine, analyzing problems with persisted importance this day.

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