This list was originally compiled in 2000 by John van Wyhe, then Research Fellow, National University of Singapore, and later continued by Diane Josefowicz, PhD, Science & Technology Editor, The Victorian Web.

Online resources

Further reading

Bowler, Peter J. The Norton History of the Environmental Sciences. Norton, 1993.

Gillispie, C.C. Genesis and geology: a study in the relations of scientific thought, natural theology, and social opinion in Great Britain, 1790-1850, Cambridge, 1951.

Gohau, Gabriel. A History of Geology. Rutgers, 1990.

Laudan, Rachel. From Mineralogy to Geology: The Foundations of a Science, 1650-1830. 1987.

Rudwick, Martin. Georges Cuvier, Fossil Bones, and Geological Catastrophes. 1997.

--. The Great Devonian Controversy. 1985.

--. The Meaning of Fossils. 1972.

--. Scenes from Deep Time. 1992.

Rupke, Nicholaas. Great chain of history: William Buckland and the English school of geology (1814-1849), Oxford, 1983.

Secord, James. "Introduction," Charles Lyell, Principles of Geology. Penguin Classics, 1997.

--. Controversy in Victorian Geology: The Cambrian-Silurian Dispute. Princeton, 1986.

Torrens, H. S. The practice of British geology, 1750-1850. 2002.

Zittel, Karl A., von. Geschichte der Geologie und Paläontologie bis Ende des 19. Jahrhundert, 1899.

Last modified 18 Augusts 2023