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Travels in North America

Travels in North America
With Geological Observations on the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Earth Science

  • Date Published: September 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108020220

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About the Authors
  • Sir Charles Lyell (1797–1875) was one of the most renowned geologists of the nineteenth century. His Principles of Geology (also reissued in this series) laid the foundations of evolutionary biology, and greatly influenced Darwin. Lyell's most important contribution to modern geology was his refining and popularising of the concept of uniformitarianism, the idea that the earth has been formed through slow-acting geological forces over billions of years. These volumes, first published in 1845, are the result of Lyell's 1841 lecture tour across the United States and Canada, in the course of which he made many observations on the formation of the American landscape. Using the popular format of a travel diary, Lyell provides vivid and detailed descriptions of North American geology, with discussions of important geological sites.

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    • Date Published: September 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108020220
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 34 mm
    • weight: 0.87kg
    • contains: 22 b/w illus. 2 colour illus. 1 map
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Voyage
    2. Distant and near view of the Falls of Niagara
    3. Tour from the Niagara to the Northern Frontier of Pennsylvania
    4. Excursion to New Jersey
    5. Wooded ridges of the Alleghany Mountains
    6. Fall of snow and sleigh-driving at Boston
    7. Pine barrens of Virginia and North Carolina
    8. Tour to Charleston, South Carolina
    9. Return to Charleston
    10. Wilmington, N.C.
    11. Philadelphia
    12. New York City
    13. Meeting of Association of American Geologists at Boston. Volume 2:
    14. Dr. Channing
    15. Alleghany Mountains
    16. Succession of strata on the Ohio between Pomeroy and Cincinnati
    17. Alluvial terraces at Cincinnati, and their origin
    18. Cincinnati
    19. Cleveland
    20. Mirage on Lake Ontario
    21. Kingston
    22. Glacial furrows in the valley of the St. Lawrence
    23. Halifax
    24. Coal formation of Nova Scotia
    25. Lower carboniferous or gypsiferous formation of Nova Scotia
    26. Progress and resources of Nova Scotia
    Description of plates and maps

  • Author

    Charles Lyell

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