By Alan Cutler
"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.
Read Online or Download The Seashell on the Mountaintop PDF
Similar adventurer & explorer biographies books
Letters from Fiji is a Peace Corps Memoir informed via letters and images through writer Keith Kelly.
Basic George criminal deliberate and arranged the relevant Apache crusade in Arizona, and normal Nelson Miles took credits for its winning end at the 1800s, however the males who relatively received it have been rugged frontiersmen comparable to Al Sieber, the well known leader of Scouts. criminal trusted Sieber to steer Apache scouts opposed to renegade Apaches, who have been adept at hiding and raiding from inside of their local terrain.
In 1984 Swiss shepherd Bruno Manser trekked during the virgin rainforests of Borneo to dwell one of the jungle's final nomads. In six years one of the Penan humans, Manser witnessed the wholesale destruction of 1 of the world's so much diversified ecosystems via swift deforestation. He swore to do every thing he may possibly to prevent it.
- Winifred Brown: Britain's Adventure Girl No.1
- American Ikaros
- Memoirs of a Mountaineer
- A Doctor in Strange Places
- That Hidden Road: A Memoir
Extra resources for The Seashell on the Mountaintop
The Seashell on the Mountaintop by Alan Cutler