Martin Rudwick

Martin Rudwick Martin Rudwick was trained in the Department of Geology at Cambridge University, and taught paleontology there for about twelve years, also doing research on the evolution of some fossil invertebrate animals. With growing interests in the historical and philosophical foundations of his scientific work, he then moved to Cambridge's Department of History and Philosophy of Science, where he taught and did research on the history of science. Later, on appointment to the senior position in the history of science in the Netherlands, he worked for several years at the Free University in Amsterdam. Subsequently he also taught the history of science at Princeton University, and lastly at the University of California San Diego, where he helped start up an interdisciplinary graduate Program in Science Studies. In retirement he has returned to England and lives near Cambridge. In addition to articles on paleontology and the history of science, many of the latter reprinted in The New Science of Geology (2004) and Lyell and Darwin Geologists (2005), his books include Living and Fossil Brachiopods (1970), The Meaning of Fossils (1972), The Great Devonian Controversy (1985), Scenes from Deep Time (1992), Georges Cuvier (1997), and, most recently, Bursting the Limits of Time (2005). He has now completed Worlds Before Adam, the sequel to the last of these titles.