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EARLY GEOLOGY EVOLUTION A NEW THEORY OF THE EARTH 1755 NATURAL GEOLOGY
1755. This is a used item. Please see item description for further details. Whiston, William. A New Thory of The Earth, from its Original to the Consummation of All Things. Wherein The Creation of the World in Six Days, The Universal Deluge, and the General Conflagration..... Are shewn to the perfectly agreeable to Reason and Philosophy. Whiston and White, London 1755. Sixth Edition. Octavo; [4],94,[2],478,[2]. 10 plates, all present, bound out of order. Contemporary full calf, corners sl bumped and worn, the spine with raised bands, contemporary black leettering piece, plain compartments. Base of spine trifle worn. Occasional scattered spots, sl vertical crease to front endpaper. Minor cracking upper joint but boards are tight. Overall a VG copy. This edition contains an appendix containing a New Theory of the Deluge, and the work is dedicated to Isaac Newton. William Whiston (9 December 1667 - 22 August 1752) was an English theologian, historian, and mathematician, a leading figure in the popularisation of the ideas of Isaac Newton. He is now probably best known for helping to instigate the Longitude Act in 1714 (and his attempts to win the rewards that it promised) and his important translations of the Antiquities of the Jews and other works by Josephus (which are still in print). He was a prominent exponent of Arianism and wrote A New Theory of the Earth. Whiston succeeded his mentor Newton as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. Having lost the position over his theological views, he spent the rest of his life as a lecturer and writer. Whis … [Click Below for Full Description]
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