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The Wonders of Geology (2-Volume Set): Or, a Familiar Exposition of Geological Phenomena

Series: The Wonders of Geology

By: Gideon Algernon Mantell and G F Richardson

772 pages, 5 colour & 75 b/w illustrations, 1 b/w map

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Dec 2010 | #186869 | ISBN-13: 9781108021135
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About this book

These volumes, first published in 1838, contain a series of eight lectures which describe and explain early principles of geology, stratification and fossil plants and animals to a non-scientific audience. These detailed volumes became Mantell's most popular work, and provide a fascinating view of the study of geology and palaeontology during the early nineteenth century.


Contents

Volume 1: Lecture 1. Importance of geology. Nature of geology; Lecture 2. Animals; Lecture 3. Stratification. Fossils; Lecture 4. Secondary formations; Appendix. Volume 2: Lecture 5. Geographical distribution. Flora and fauna; Lecture 6. Organic and inorganic kingdoms of nature; Lecture 7. The carboniferous system; Lecture 8. The Silurian and Cambrian systems. Volcanos; Index.


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