To See the Fellows Fight
Thackray, John C. (ed.). 2003. To See the Fellows Fight: Eye Witness Accounts of Meetings of the Geological Society of London and Its Club, 1822-1868. (Oxford: British Society for the History of Science), xviii+243pp. Preface by Janet Browne, James Secord, and Hugh Torrens.
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“Thackray presents an informative and enjoyable record of discussions and debates on geological research that helped shape British geology in the early 19th century. ” “Such fragments of face-to-face exchange are possibly the nearest we can get to the bodily presence of scientists from times before the advent of voice recording.”