Principles of Geology by Charles Lyell

By Charles Lyell

One of many key works within the nineteenth-century conflict among technology and Scripture, Charles Lyell's ideas of Geology (1830-33) sought to provide an explanation for the geological kingdom of the fashionable Earth through contemplating the long term results of observable ordinary phenomena. Written with readability and a stunning highbrow ardour, it really is either a seminal paintings of contemporary geology and a compelling precursor to Darwinism, exploring the facts for radical adjustments in weather and geography around the a long time and speculating at the innovative improvement of lifestyles. A profound impact on Darwin, ideas of Geology additionally captured the mind's eye of contemporaries similar to Melville, Emerson, Tennyson and George Eliot, remodeling technological know-how with its depiction of the strong forces that form the wildlife.

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TRANSCENDING SCIENCE: SCIENTIFIC LITERACY AND BILDUNG FOR THE 21ST CENTURY OVERVIEW This chapter starts with an overview of the formation of scientific literacy historically and its relation to the concept of Bildung. A critical background is given of the main arguments and definitions of scientific literacy over the years. The review covers three main themes that have emerged more recently in Europe and internationally in discussions of a scientific literacy that transcends the learning merely of scientific concepts and scientific inquiry methods.

INTRODUCTION Reviewing the literature on scientific literacy for the European community is an insurmountable task, considering that more than 25 national languages are spoken and that most texts on education are published in these tongues. As Swedish authors we have only access to a limited part of these publications and our nation traditionally is mainly part of the Scandinavian, German and English-speaking contexts of education with France also playing some role. This delimitation should be held in mind when reading this chapter.

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