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Minéralogie Des Volcans: Ou, Description De Toutes Les Substances Produites Ou Rejetées Par Les Feux Souterrains

Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Earth Science

By: Barthélemy Faujas-de-Saint-Fond (Author)

538 pages, 3 b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Sep 2014 | #217155 | ISBN-13: 9781108070577
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Language: French

A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection.

Abandoning a promising career in the law, Barthélemy Faujas de Saint-Fond (1741–1819) enjoyed the encouragement of the eminent scientist Buffon in pursuing his love of natural history. His keen interest in rocks, minerals and fossils led to a number of important discoveries, among which was confirmation that basalt was a volcanic product. Appointed assistant naturalist at the natural history museum in Paris, he became a professor of geology in 1793, occupying this position until his death. This 1784 work begins with concise accounts of numerous varieties of basalt, describing the key features of each, before moving on to discuss several other volcanic products, including breccia and pozzolana. Of related interest, two other works by Faujas, Essai de Géologie (1803–9) and the revised English edition of A Journey through England and Scotland to the Hebrides in 1784 (1907), are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection.


1. Du basalte
2. Basaltes prismatiques triangulaires
3. Basaltes prismatiques quadrangulaires
4. Basaltes prismatiques pentagones
5. Basaltes prismatiques hexagones
6. Basaltes prismatiques eptagones
7. Basaltes prismatiques octogones
8. Basaltes prismatiques coupés et articulés
9. Basalte en colonnes cylindriques
10. Basaltes en table
11. Basaltes en boule
12. Basaltes irréguliers et laves compactes de diverses espèces
13. Basaltes et laves de différentes espèces, avec des corps étrangers
14. Basaltes et laves compactes passant à l'état de laves cellulaires
15. Des pierres ponces
16. Verre ou laitier de volcan
17. Breches et poudingues volcaniques
18. Des différentes espèces de pouzzolanes
19. Des laves décomposées
20. Substances minérales et salines
Catalogue des produits volcaniques du mont Ethna
Table des matières

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