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. Volume 1 contains lectures 1-4, discussing the formation and composition of rock strata, chalk formations and fossil animals.
Lecture 1. Importance of geology. Nature of geology; Lecture 2. Animals; Lecture 3. Stratification. Fossils; Lecture 4. Secondary formations; Appendix.