domingo, março 26, 2017

James Hutton, o pai da Geologia moderna e do plutonismo, morreu há 220 anos

James Hutton (Edimburgo, 14 de junho de 1726 - Edimburgo, 26 de março de 1797) foi um geólogo, químico e naturalista escocês, conhecido por ser o pai do uniformitarismo e do plutonismo. Pelo seu trabalho pioneiro na interpretação dos processos geológicos é considerado como o pai da geologia moderna.
Obras publicadas:
  • 1785. Abstract of a Dissertation Read in the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Upon the Seventh of March, and Fourth of April, MDCCLXXXV, Concerning the System of the Earth, Its Duration, and Stability. Edinburgh. 30pp.
  • 1788. The Theory of Rain. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, vol. 1, Part 2, pp. 41-86.
  • 1788. Theory of the Earth; or an Investigation of the Laws observable in the Composition, Dissolution, and Restoration of Land upon the Globe. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, vol. 1, Part 2, pp. 209-304.
  • 1792. Dissertations on different subjects in natural philosophy. Edinburgh ; London : A. Strahan, and T. Cadell.
  • 1794. Observations on granite. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, vol. 3, pp. 77-81.
  • 1794. A dissertation upon the philosophy of light, heat, and fire. Edinburgh : Cadell, Junior, Davies.
  • 1794. An Investigation of the Principles of Knowledge and of the Progress of Reason, from Sense to Science and Philosophy. Edinburgh : A. Strahan, and T. Cadell.
  • 1795. Theory of the Earth; with Proofs and Illustrations. Edinburgh: William Creech. 2 vols.
  • 1797. Elements of Agriculture. Unpublished Manuscript.
  • 1899. Theory of the Earth; with Proofs and Illustrations, vol III, Edited by Sir Archibald Geikie. Geological Society, Burlington: House, London.

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