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Adam Sedgwick – Geologist and DalesmanDales Countryside Museum | Station Yard Hawes | DL8 3NT
May 24 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Adam Sedgwick – Geologist and Dalesman
Launch of Colin Speakman’s fascinating and entertaining biography of Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873), who was born and raised in Dent and became one of the great figures of Geology and of Victorian-era Science. Meet the author and buy your signed copy.
Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873) is one of the great figures of Geology and of Victorian-era Science. Colin Speakman, well known for his writings and broadcasts on the Yorkshire Dales, carries the reader from Sedgwick’s early fascination with geology as a schoolboy in Dent to his academic position of Woodwardian Professor at the University of Cambridge. 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.
Meet the author Colin Speakman and buy a signed copy of the book or, if you have already purchased a copy, bring it along for Colin to sign.