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Exploring Deep History

This display stems from a generous donation of books and prints from Professor Martin Rudwick, affiliate of the Department of HPS and leading expert in the history of the earth sciences. His donation to the Whipple has greatly enriched our geological collections and includes a number of important 19th century works. From the interpretation of fossil finds, to studies of geological strata, maps and artistic illustrations, the items on view here reflect the unearthing of the “deep history” of our world, and the recognition that this history was far longer and more complex than previously imagined.

By Clare Matthews

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