Table of contents for The earth on show : fossils and the poetics of popular science, 18021856 / Ralph O'Connor.

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List of Abbreviations
Introduction: Science as Literature
Part I: Building the Story
1. Enter the Mammoth
2. William Buckland: Antiquary and Wizard
3. Lizards and Literalists
4. Lyell Steps In
Part II: Staging the Show
5. Marketing Geology
6. Polite Science and Narrative Form
7. Time Travel and Virtual Tourism in the Age of John Martin
8. Literary Monsters
9. Scenes and Legends from Deep Time
10. Hugh Miller and the Geologic Diorama
Epilogue: New Mythologies of the Ancient Earth
Appendix: Currencies, and Sizes of Books
Works Cited
Plates follow page xxx.

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Geology -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Geology -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Geology in literature.
Literature and science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Literature and history -- Great Britain.
Science -- Philosophy -- History -- 19th century.