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Dawson, John William Sir 1820-1899

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Works: 646 works in 2,966 publications in 2 languages and 19,338 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Bibliography  Controversial literature  Introductions 
Roles: Author, Collector
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The origin of the world according to revelation and science by John William Dawson( Book )

52 editions published between 1877 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the earth and man by John William Dawson( Book )

80 editions published between 1873 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handbook of the geography and natural history of the province of Nova Scotia : for the use of schools, families, and travellers by John William Dawson( Book )

72 editions published between 1848 and 1986 in English and French and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The geological history of plants by John William Dawson( Book )

44 editions published between 1888 and 2013 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern science in Bible lands by John William Dawson( Book )

45 editions published between 1888 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acadian geology. The geological structure, organic remains, and mineral resources of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island by John William Dawson( Book )

36 editions published between 1868 and 1981 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern ideas of evolution as related to revelation and science by John William Dawson( Book )

59 editions published between 1890 and 2012 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darwin's theory of evolution generated a storm of controversy within the scientific community in the later nineteenth century, and Sir J. William Dawson, a renowned geologist of his time, was one of those who vehemently opposed it. In Modern Ideas of Evolution as related to Revelation and Science, first published in 1890, Dawson maintains that it is religion alone that forms a stable base for all new ideas. He dismisses the theory of evolution as a crude and heretical hypothesis, inconsistent with religion and undeserving of acceptance. If adopted as proven truth, he argues, it would lead to unscientific and unspiritual degeneration of the mind. More than a century later, evolution is generally accepted but still not 'proven', and the debates continue. Dawson's energetic polemic remains a key document for historians of science concerned with the Victorian reception of Darwinism and the rise of evolutionary theory
Fossil men and their modern representatives : an attempt to illustrate the characters and condition of prehistoric men in Europe, by those of the American races by John William Dawson( Book )

42 editions published between 1880 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting place of geology and history by John William Dawson( Book )

32 editions published between 1894 and 2012 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some salient points in the science of the earth by John William Dawson( Book )

38 editions published between 1843 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egypt and Syria : their physical features in relation to Bible history by John William Dawson( Book )

32 editions published between 1800 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canadian ice age : being notes on the pleistocene geology of Canada, with especial reference to the life of the period and its climatal conditions by John William Dawson( Book )

27 editions published between 1893 and 2015 in English and French and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature and the Bible : a course of lectures delivered in New York, in December, 1874, on the Morse foundation of the Union theological seminary by John William Dawson( Book )

25 editions published between 1875 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaia; or, Studies of the cosmogony and natural history of the Hebrew Scriptures by John William Dawson( Book )

18 editions published between 1859 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relics of primeval life by John William Dawson( Book )

25 editions published between 1897 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acadian geology. An account of the geological structure and mineral resources of Nova Scotia, and portions of the neighbouring provinces of British America by John William Dawson( Book )

29 editions published between 1855 and 2011 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chain of life in geological time. A sketch of the origin and succession of animals and plants by John William Dawson( Book )

31 editions published between 1880 and 2015 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions toward the improvement of agriculture in Nova-Scotia : with practical hints on the management and improvement of live stock by John William Dawson( Book )

30 editions published between 1856 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Modern ideas of evolution as related to revelation and science
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Modern ideas of evolution as related to revelation and scienceNature and the Bible : a course of lectures delivered in New York, in December, 1874, on the Morse foundation of the Union theological seminary
Alternative Names
Dawson, J. W. 1820-1899

Dawson, J. W. 1820-1899 Sir

Dawson, J. W. (John William) Sir, 1820-1899

Dawson, J. William.

Dawson, J. William 1820-1899

Dawson, J. William 1820-1899 Sir

Dawson, J. William (John William), 1820-1899

Dawson, J. William (John William), Sir, 1820-1899

Dawson, John W. 1820-1899

Dawson, John William 1820-1899

Dawson, John William 1820-1899 Sir

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Dawson, William 1820-1899 Sir

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John William Dawson Canadees botanicus (1820-1899)

John William Dawson Canadian geologist, principal of McGill University

John William Dawson kanadischer Geologe und Paläontologe

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William John Dawson geologo canadese

Джон Уильям Доусон

ジョン・ウィリアム・ドーソン

約翰·威廉·道森

Languages
English (839)

French (7)