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System of Mineralogy

System of Mineralogy
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Earth Science

  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108029766

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  • Robert Jameson (1774–1854) was a renowned geologist who held the chair of natural history at Edinburgh from 1804 until his death. A pupil of Gottlob Werner at Freiberg, he was in turn one of Charles Darwin's teachers. Originally a follower of Werner's influential theory of Neptunism to explain the formation of the earth's crust, and an opponent of Hutton and Playfair, he was later won over by the idea that the earth was formed by natural processes over geological time. He was a controversial writer, accused of bias towards those who shared his Wernerian sympathies such as Cuvier, while attacking Playfair, Hutton and Lyell. He built up an enormous collection of geological specimens, which provided the evidence for his System of Mineralogy, first published in 1808 and here reprinted from the second edition of 1816. Jameson's position in the academic world helped prolong the acceptance of Werner's theory.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108029766
    • dimensions: 324 x 250 x 155 mm
    • weight: 0.78kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    List of works quoted
    System of Oryctognosy
    Part I. Class I: Earthy Minerals:
    1. Diamond family
    2. Zircon family
    3. Ruby family
    4. Schorl family
    5. Garnet family
    6. Quartz family
    7. Pitchstone family
    8. Zeolite family
    9. Azurestone family
    10. Felspar family
    11. Clay family
    12. Clay-slate family
    13. Mica family
    14. Lithomarge family
    15. Soapstone family
    16. Talc family. Volume 2: Part I (continued). Class I: Earthy Minerals:
    17. Hornblende family
    18. Chrysolite family
    19. Basalt family
    20. Dolomite family
    21. Limestone family
    22. Apatite family
    23. Fluor family
    24. Gypsum family
    25. Boracite family
    26. Baryte family
    27. Hallite family
    Part II. Class II: Saline Minerals:
    1. Earthy salts
    2. Alkaline salts
    3. Metallic salts
    Part III. Class III: Inflammable Minerals:
    1. Sulphur family
    2. Bituminous family
    3. Graphite family
    4. Resin family
    Appendix. Volume 3: Part IV. Class IV: Metallic Minerals:
    1. Order, platina
    2. Order, gold
    3. Order, mercury
    4. Order, silver
    5. Order, copper
    6. Order, iron
    7. Order, manganese
    8. Order, titanium
    9. Order, lead
    10. Order, zinc
    11. Order, tin
    12. Order, bismuth
    13. Order, tellurium
    14. Order, antimony
    15. Order, molybdena
    16. Order, cobalt
    17. Order, nickel
    18. Order, arsenic
    19. Order, tungsten or scheelium
    20. Order, uranium
    21. Order, tantalum
    22. Order, cerium

  • Author

    Robert Jameson

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