Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2019

605 Pages | 20 b+w illustrations

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474452472

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Discovering the Footsteps of Time

Geological Travel Writing about Scotland, 1700-1820

Tom Furniss

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Adds to our understanding of the 'discovery of Scotland' in the 18th and early 19th century, developing a new account of the literary, aesthetic and geological meanings of 'the land of mountain and flood' in the period
  • Offers new insights about James Hutton's geological theory by attending to his geological travel writing about Scotland, and also locates Hutton's work within wider geological debates in and about Scotland
  • Builds on previous work on the literariness of scientific writing in the 'second scientific revolution'
  • Contributes to research on 'Romantic Scotland' and on the transition from Enlightenment to Romantic scientific travel writing