Anderson, L. I. (2005) Hugh Miller: introducing palaeobotany to a wider audience. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 241 (1). pp. 63-84. DOI 10.1144/GSL.SP.2003.207.01.06Full text not available from this repository.
The Hugh Miller collection (mainly NMS G.1859.33) held at the National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh, consists of 591 palaeobotanical specimens, 54 of which are of type and/or figured status. A preliminary assessment of this collection, in the light of renewed interest in Hugh Miller’s works in the bicentenary of his birth (2002), has provided new insights into this remarkable Scottish geologist. Miller, through writing popular articles in both newspaper and book format, publicized the various subdisciplines of palaeontology including palaeobotany. His distinctive writing style promoted public understanding of the science, and helped his readers to grasp the concept of deep time and the intricacies of past worlds. An appendix of type and figured material based on Miller’s collection is included.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||NIL AREP 2005|
|Subjects:||04 - Palaeobiology|
|Divisions:||04 - Palaeobiology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Geological Society, London, Special Publications|
|Page Range:||pp. 63-84|
|Depositing User:||Sarah Humbert|
|Date Deposited:||02 Sep 2011 14:13|
|Last Modified:||23 Jul 2013 09:58|
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