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Traité de Géognosie

Traité de Géognosie
Ou, Exposé des Connaissances Actuelles sur la Constitution Physique et Minérale du Globe Terrestre
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Earth Science

  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108029728

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About the Authors
  • Jean François Aubuisson de Voisins (1769–1841) was a French geologist and engineer who studied under Abraham Gottlob Werner at Freiberg together with Humboldt, von Buch and Jameson. Werner had coined the term geognosy to define a science based on the recognition of the order, position and relation of the layers forming the earth. His theory of the marine origins of the Earth's crust (Neptunism) was widely accepted at the time. Aubuisson however challenged this view, and showed that igneous rocks such as basalt were similar to surface lava flows, and not chemical precipitates of the ocean. His highly successful two-volume Traité de Géognosie, published in 1819, was one of the earliest geology books in French. It describes the earth, its size, atmosphere and oceans, the processes affecting its surface, the different categories of rocks and minerals found in its crust, and how mineral deposits are formed.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108029728
    • dimensions: 324 x 250 x 70 mm
    • weight: 1.9kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Discours Préliminaire
    Table alphabétique des matières et des auteurs cités
    Partie I. Considérations Générales sur le Globe Terrestre et sur les Masses Minérales qui le Composent:
    1. De la figure et de la masse du globe terrestre
    2. Des fluides qui entourent la masse solide du globe
    3. Des inégalités à la surface du globe
    4. Des agents qui exercent une action sur la surface du globe, et des dégradations ou changements produits par cette action
    5. De la structure et de la superposition des masses minérales
    6. Des changements survenus progressivement dans la formation des masses minérales
    Notes. Volume 2: Partie II. Considérations Particuliêres sur les Diverses Masses Minérales qui Constituent le Globe Terrestre
    Section 1:
    1. Des terrains primitifs
    2. Des terrains intermédiaires
    3. Des terrains secondaires
    4. Des terrains tertiaires
    5. Des terrains de transport
    6. Des terrains volcaniques
    Section 2. 1. Des couches, amas et stockwerks
    2. Des filons.

  • Author

    Jean Francois Aubuisson de Voisins

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