Simon Knell. The Culture of English Geology, 1815-51: A science revealed through its collecting. 2000. Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, 377 +xxipp.
This is a welcome contribution both to the history of geology and paleontology and to museum studies. Simon Knell's territory is broadly staked; he explores some regions that have long been neglected, and takes some little-used roads on the way. The result is a fine map of the territory of emerging geology and paleontology in the early 1800s in England, and its utility is historical and institutional as well as geographic and geological.