Jack Repcheck, Vice President & Editor at W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., will give a talk based on his 2003 biography of James Hutton entitled “The Man Who Found Time: James Hutton and the Discovery of Earth’s Antiquity”.

James Hutton has been called “The Founder of Modern Geology” because of his insights into the vast amount of deep, geologic time indicated by field relationships among rocks. His personal story is a fascinating one. Jack Repcheck will discuss the life, times, and historical importance of this great 18th century geologist in this lecture. Come learn about the life and times of Hutton, who by Stephen Jay Gould’s (1977) account:

“…burst the boundaries of time, thereby establishing geology’s most distinctive and transforming contribution to human thought — Deep Time.”
Lecture: 7 pm, Thursday February 4, 2010 in 104 Kirby Hall