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Researches in Theoretical Geology

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  • Date Published: March 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108066969

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  • The geologist Sir Henry Thomas De la Beche (1796–1855) made important contributions as both a surveyor and a theorist. Elected to the Royal Society in 1823, he mapped geological strata in Devon during the 1830s and became the founding director of the British Geological Survey, the world's first national geological survey. In 1847, he was elected president of the Geological Society of London. Reflecting the scope of his scientific knowledge, the present work covers a wide range of topics, including the density of planets, the mineralisation of organic remains, and what could be inferred from the fossils thus created. The book was first published in 1834, the year he became embroiled in an argument with his contemporary Roderick Murchison. Lasting several years, the dispute became known as the 'The Great Devonian Controversy'. De la Beche's Geological Manual (third edition, 1833) has also been reissued in this series.

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    • Date Published: March 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108066969
    • length: 432 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • contains: 47 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Different densities of the sun and known planets
    2. Gaseous state of the solar system
    3. Fractured state of the earth's surface
    4. Transport of detritus by rivers
    5. Chemical change in rocks
    6. Mineral crust of the globe
    7. External oxidation of a metallic nucleus
    8. Mountain valleys
    9. Faults on hilly countries
    10. Polish and striated marks in faults
    11. Organic remains
    12. Organic remains imbedded in rocks now forming
    13. Marine life in the ocean
    14. Division of rocks
    15. Fossiliferous rocks
    16. Oolitic group
    17. Supracretaceous group
    18. Igneous rocks
    Appendix.

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    Henry T. De la Beche

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