Adam Sedgwick - Geologist and Dalesman
A biography in twelve themes
By Colin Speakman
Published by the Yorkshire Geological Society and Gritstone Publishing Co-operative Ltd.
Design and typesetting by Carnegie Book Production
145 + xiv pages
Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873) is one of the great figures of Geology and of Victorian-era British Science. Colin Speakman, already well known for his writings and broadcasts on the Yorkshire Dales, carries the reader from Sedgwick’s humble beginnings in Dent to his academic position of Woodwardian Professor at the University of Cambridge. Because of the detailed research by the author the book will appeal not only to readers with an interest in the history of science but also to those who enjoy a fast-moving and diverse story of success, often against all the odds. Lovers of Yorkshire, and in particular the Dales, will find much to enjoy.