Blazing the Trail to the 19th Century

A Dissertation Upon the Philosophy of Light, Heat, and Fire is the last of the early modern works in this collection.  The work was written by James Hutton, a Scottish chemist, naturalist, and founder of modern geology.  His theory of Unitarianism changed the way the earth’s formation was studied.

He wrote many books on geology and his theories surrounding it, while travelling to study rocks and landforms of many kinds.  Hutton also wrote about his studies of the atmosphere of the earth, which relates more to this specific work.

This edition was published in 1794 Edinburgh and printed for a Cadell and a Davies, both in London.