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By Alan Cutler

ISBN-10: 1845053427

ISBN-13: 9781845053420

ISBN-10: 1939990009

ISBN-13: 9781939990006

"Cutler's ebook is marvelous..." from the hot York instances ebook Review
"A ebook as complicated and fascinating because the rocks that Steno studied." from The Seattle Times
"Fascinating...Cutler's lively and vigorous prose presents a page-turning mystery of clinical discovery." from Publishers Weekly

Seventeenth-century scientists have been baffled: How did the fossils of seashells locate their strategy to the tops of mountains? Nicolaus Steno, hailed via Stephen Jay Gould as "the founding father of geology," solved the puzzle, exploring past the pages of the Bible and searching without delay on the clues left within the layers of the Earth. along with his groundbreaking resolution to the fossil quesiton, he confounded spiritual and medical considering, surroundings the country for contemporary technological know-how. whilst his principles have been undermining the Bible's authoritative declare as to the age of the planet, Steno was once getting into the priesthood and emerging to bishop. He might finally develop into commemorated as a saint, beatified by way of the Catholic Church in 1988.
A exciting story of medical research and the portrait of a unprecedented genius, The Seashell at the Mountaintop is the tale of the way a scientist-turned-priest perpetually replaced our knowing of the Earth.

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