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- adjective Of or relating to John Woodward (naturalist) (1665–1728),
English naturalist, antiquarianand geologist.
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I nod encouragingly in my best Woodwardian manner.
Gene and the Machine: The shocking truth about the electric Volt
In 1966 Harry took up the post of Woodwardian professor at Cambridge University, and drawers full of Burgess Shale animals crossed the Atlantic with him.
Woodwardian hypothesis to have happened in the course of a few months: and numerous other examples might be found of popular geological theories, which require us to imagine that a long succession of events happened in a brief and almost momentary period.
The Harvard Classics Volume 38 Scientific Papers (Physiology, Medicine, Surgery, Geology)
Woodward was the author of a “History of Fossils,” and his name survives in the Woodwardian Professorship of Geology at Cambridge.
Now it would be difficult to exaggerate the number of physical events, many of them most rare and unconnected in their nature, which were imagined by the Woodwardian hypothesis to have happened in the course of a few months: and numerous other examples might be found of popular geological theories, which require us to imagine that a long succession of events happened in a brief and almost momentary period.
But the "transition" rocks, underlying the "secondary" system that Smith studied, were still practically unexplored when, along in the thirties, they were taken in hand by Roderick Impey Murchison, the reformed fox-hunter and ex-captain, who had turned geologist to such notable advantage, and Adam Sedgwick, the brilliant Woodwardian professor at Cambridge.
A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume III: Modern development of the physical sciences
Sedgwick, describing the royal visit to the Woodwardian Museum, is quoted by Sir Theodore Martin
I received a formidable note from our master telling me of an intended royal visit to the Woodwardian den of wild beasts, immediately after Prince Albert's degree; and enjoining me to clear a passage by the side entrance through the old divinity schools.
In a paper by the Rev.Mr. Mason, Woodwardian Professor at Cambridge, given in the
Woodwardian Professor at Cambridge, given in the 'Philosophical
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