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Adam Sedgwick - Geologist and Dalesman

Adam Sedgwick - Geologist and Dalesman

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

25 illustrations

ISBN 978-0-9955609-4-9

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.

About the Author

Colin Speakman is a countryside writer, poet, and campaigner. At various times he has been a teacher, lecturer, officer of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, West Yorkshire PTE Recreational Transport Officer, West Yorkshire Metropolitan County Tourism Officer, and has worked throughout the UK and in mainland Europe as an independent transport and tourism consultant. He helped restore local train services on the Settle-Carlisle line, was a founder of the Yorkshire Dales Society and pioneered the popular Dales Way long distance walk. He continues to help manage Sunday Dales Bus services. He lives in Wharfedale with his wife and co-author Fleur.

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