The Seashell on the Mountaintop
Alan Cutler 2003 Dutton (Penguin Books)

This is a biography of Nicolaus Steno, the "father of geology" who promulgated the original laws of stratigraphy (original horizontality, superposition, and lateral continuity) and who pioneered the Earth history approach to understand modern landscapes.

ISBN 0-525-94708-6
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Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, BookKeywords: history of science, Steno, stratigraphy, Earth history