Local book launch on famous son of Dent

16th May 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ News

Adam sedgwick book launch

A book tracing the life of Dent-born Adam Sedgwick entitled “Adam Sedgwick – Geologist and Dalesman” will be launched at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes on Thursday 24th May between 12.30pm to 2.00pm.
Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873) is one of the great figures of Geology and of Victorian-era British Science. Colin Speakman, well known for his writings and broadcasts on the Yorkshire Dales, carries the reader from Sedgwick’s humble beginnings in Dent to his academic position of Woodwardian Professor at the University of Cambridge.
Because of the detailed research by the author the book appeals not only to readers with an interest in the history of science but also to those who enjoy a fast-moving and diverse story of success, often against all the odds. Lovers of Yorkshire, and in particular the Dales, will find much to enjoy.
Meet the author Colin Speakman and buy a signed copy of the book or, if you have already purchased a copy, bring it along for Colin to sign.
For more information about the book click here