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Elements of Geology

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  • Date Published: November 2014
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108075091

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  • Between 1830 and 1833, Charles Lyell (1797–1875) published his three-volume Principles of Geology, which has also been reissued in this series. The work's renown stems partly from the fact that the young Charles Darwin, on his voyage around the world aboard the Beagle, became influenced by Lyell's ideas relating to gradual change across large spans of time. Shaping the development of scientific enquiry in Britain and beyond, Lyell was determined to disconnect geology from religion. He originally intended some of the present work, first published in 1838, to be a supplement to the Principles, but later expanded it to serve as a general introduction to geology. The topics covered include the formation of various rock types, matters of field geology, and how the presence of marine fossils above sea level could be explained by the land rising, rather than the sea retreating. Many salient points are illustrated with woodcuts.

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    • Date Published: November 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108075091
    • length: 572 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.72kg
    • contains: 294 b/w illus. 1 colour illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I:
    1. Of the four great classes of rocks - the aqueous, volcanic, plutonic, and metamorphic
    2. Aqueous rocks
    3. Arrangement of fossils in strata
    4. Consolidation of strata and petrification of fossils
    5. Elevation of strata above the sea
    6. Denudation, and the production of alluvium
    7. Volcanic rocks
    8. Volcanic rocks, continued
    9. Plutonic rocks - granite
    10. Metamorphic rocks
    11. Metamorphic rocks, continued
    Part II:
    12. On the different ages of the four great classes of rocks
    13. On the different ages of the aqueous rocks
    14. Recent and tertiary formations
    15. Cretaceous group
    16. Wealden group
    17. Oolite and lias
    18. Oolite and lias, continued
    19. New red sandstone group
    20. The coal, or carboniferous group
    21. Carboniferous group, continued, and old red sandstone
    22. Primary fossiliferous strata
    23. On the different ages of the volcanic rocks
    24. On the different ages of the plutonic rocks
    25. On the different ages of the metamorphic rocks.

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