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The Humanistic and Religious Foundations of Deep Time

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Science  27 Oct 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5799, pp. 596-597
DOI: 10.1126/science.1120239

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Bursting the Limits of Time. The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Revolution. By Martin J. S. Rudwick. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2005. 732 pp. $35, £28.50. ISBN 0-226-73111-1.

The author offers a comprehensive and engaging account of the emergence of the recognition of Earth's long history during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.