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A Geological Manual
1831 Edition


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Earth Science

  • Date Published: November 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108075121

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  • Sir Henry Thomas De la Beche (1796–1855) served as president of the Geological Society from 1847 to 1849, having contributed greatly to the development of geological science and surveying in the first half of the nineteenth century. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Museum of Practical Geology in London. Reissued here in its 1831 first edition (which Darwin had with him aboard the Beagle), this work sought to help students to grasp the fundamentals of a rapidly advancing science. The first section considers the Earth's shape, density, temperature and other characteristics. The next part includes discussion of beaches, volcanos, and coastal processes. De la Beche then presents descriptions of various rock types, reflecting the state of contemporary geological knowledge. Highly successful, the book went through two further English editions; the expanded third edition is also reissued in this series.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108075121
    • length: 554 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 31 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • contains: 105 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Section I:
    1. Figure of the Earth
    2. Density of the Earth
    3. Superficial distribution of land and water
    4. Saltness and specific gravity of the sea
    5. Temperature of the Earth
    6. Temperature of springs
    7. Temperature of the sea and lakes
    8. Temperature of the atmosphere
    9. Valleys
    10. Changes on the surface of the globe
    11. Classification of rocks
    Section II:
    12. Degradation of land
    13. Delivery of detritus into the sea
    14. Action of the sea on coasts
    15. Shingle beaches
    16. Sandy beaches
    17. Tides
    18. Currents
    19. Transporting power of tides
    20. Transporting power of currents
    21. Active volcanos
    22. Extinct volcanos
    23. Mineral volcanic products
    24. Volcanic dykes, etc.
    25. Earthquakes
    26. Gaseous exhalations
    27. Deposits from springs
    28. Naphtha and asphaltum springs
    29. Coral reefs and islands
    30. Submarine forests
    31. Raised beaches and masses of shells
    32. Organic remains of the modern group
    Section III:
    33. Erratic blocks and gravel
    34. Ossiferous caverns and osseous breccia
    Section IV:
    35. Supracretaceous (tertiary) group
    36. Volcanic action during the supracretaceous period
    Section V:
    37. Cretaceous group (chalk and green sand)
    38. Wealden rocks
    Section VI:
    39. Oolitic group
    Section VII:
    40. Red sandstone group
    Section VIII:
    41. Carboniferous group
    Section IX:
    42. Grauwacke group
    Section X:
    43. Lowest fossiliferous group
    Section XI:
    44. Inferior stratified or non-fossiliferous rocks
    Section XII:
    45. Unstratified rocks
    Section XIII:
    46. On the mineralogical differences in contemporaneous rocks
    47. On the elevation of mountains
    48. On the occurrence of metals in rocks

  • Author

    Henry T. De la Beche

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