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Author Spanagel, David I.

Title DeWitt Clinton and Amos Eaton : geology and power in early New York / David I. Spanagel
Published Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014
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Contents Preamble -- Introduction: Meeting place for waters and students of Earth history -- Part I. Exploring New York State -- Invitations to study the Earth's past -- Natural sciences and civic virtues -- The landlord and the ex-convict -- Part II. Engineering for a New World's geology -- Clinton's ditch -- Eaton's agricultural and geological surveys -- Empire State exports -- Part III. Entertaining deep time and the sublime -- Literary naturalists -- Kindred spirits -- Rocks, reverence, and religion -- Conclusion: Echoes of New York's embrace of the geological imperative
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828.
Eaton, Amos, 1776-1842.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute -- History.
Geology -- Political aspects -- New York (State) -- History -- 19th century.
Geology -- New York (State) -- History -- 19th century.
Geology -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Politicians -- New York (State) -- Biography.
Scientists -- New York (State) -- Biography.
New York (State) -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
New York (State) -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1421411059 (electronic bk.)
1421411059 (electronic)
9781421411057 (electronic bk.)