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James Hutton and the History of Deep Time

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Read this cartoon to help you understand more about James Hutton and the theory of deep time.

The Standard Life Opening Event: Deep Time on Sunday 7 August explores the concept of deep time and the story of Edinburgh-born James Hutton who is considered the father of modern geology. 

Find out more about how Hutton came to form his theories and a bit more about what deep time, the theory, is in this comic. 

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Second page of the comic James Hutton and the history of deep time. Click for a larger version

Third page of the comic about James Hutton and the history of deep time. Click for a larger version.

Bibliography:  'James Hutton' by Dr Bill Jenkins of the University of Edinburgh.  'View of Edinburgh Castle c1780' by Andre Basset

This comic was created for the Edinburgh International Festival by Graeme McNee. Visit his website graememcnee.com

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