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Key 17th, 18th to 19th century geological literature related to the Collections of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the early development of the English School of Geology
General Information

 Institution



University of Oxford
 Department University Museum of Natural History
 Title of collection Key 17th, 18th to 19th century geological literature related to the Collections of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the early development of the English School of Geology
 Funded by: Oxford Digital Library Development Fund
 Length of
 collection/project

October 2002 - May 2004
 Summary

Oxford University libraries have a wealth of 17th to 19th century geological literature that is central to the development of the subject area, in particular as it applies to the 'English School' of Geology. Some of this literature also relates to specimens held in the Geological Collections of the University Museum of Natural History, records and images of which are available on-line. The digitization of these key books and maps and their availability on the web through the Oxford Digital Library provides a very rich, immediate resource of rare items for scholars and researchers in the history of science, geology, palaeontology, petrology, and mineralogy. Many of these items are beautifully illustrated, depicting for example fossils, rock sequences and landscapes, and they will also therefore have a much wider appeal to anyone from VIth form level to the layman with an interest in the earth sciences or natural history.

Collection
Description

 Subject 1
 Subject 2 
 
 Time period
 Region
 Language
 

 

 
The Earth Sciences
The History of Science

1670 - 1870
largely the British Isles
English

Contact Details Dr Derek J. Siveter
derek.siveter@university-museum.oxford.ac.uk
University Museum of Natural History
Parks Road
Oxford
OX1 3PW
URL available through the odl collections site
Record updated 13/11/2006
 

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