2015, English, Book, Illustrated edition: This wonderfully strange country : Rev. W. B. Clarke, colonial scientist / Robert Young. Young, Robert William, 1939-, (author.)

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This wonderfully strange country : Rev. W. B. Clarke, colonial scientist / Robert Young
 
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Physical Description
  • x, 178 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits ; 26 cm.
Published
  • Thirroul, NSW : Robert Young, 2015.
Language
  • English

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Title
  • This wonderfully strange country : Rev. W. B. Clarke, colonial scientist /​ Robert Young.
Also Titled
  • Rev. W. B. Clarke, colonial scientist
Author
  • Young, Robert William, 1939-, (author.)
Published
  • Thirroul, NSW : Robert Young, 2015.
Copyright
  • ©2015.
Content Types
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Carrier Types
  • volume
Physical Description
  • x, 178 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits ; 26 cm.
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Summary
  • The Rev. William Clarke came to Australia in 1839 with an established reputation in geology, and was so influential that he is known as the 'father of Australian geology'. Over the next four decades he played the central role in deciphering the basic geology of south-eastern Australia. He surveyed the colony for both gold and coal, and was a leading paleontologist. His scientific interests were not limited to geology, but also included meteorology, hydrology, and geography and what would now be termed environmental impact. He was respected not only here but in Europe and North America, and corresponded extensively with leading scientists there. Charles Darwin nominated Clarke as a Fellow of the Royal Society.In this book, Robert Young portrays the man as scientist, cleric and scholar. He reveals Clarke's early interest in poetry and classical scholarship - a mark of many Cambridge scholars of the time. Using Clarke's many publications (often published in the Sydney Herald newspaper), he discusses the previously unrecorded strengths of Clarke's work in meteorology, hydrology and education, as well as his support for the explorers Leichardt and Kennedy. He places Clarke as a man of deep Christian faith and strong commitment to empirical science within the religious, cultural, scientific and social milieu of the late 1800s in Europe and America, as well as in Australia.
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-173) and index.
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 9780994381408
Dewey Number
  • 551.092
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