Travels in North America: With Geological Observations on the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia
Cambridge University Press, 16 sep. 2010 - 304 pagina's
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. Volume 2 contains his travels in Canada.
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Succession of Strata on the Ohio between Pomeroy
Alluvial Terraces at Cincinnati and their Origin Bones
Cincinnati Journey across Ohio to Cleveland New
Coal Formation of Nova Scotia Productive Coal Measures
DESCRIPTION OF PLATES AND MAPS
Map of the Niagara District
Overige edities - Alles weergeven
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Sir Charles Lyell
Volledige weergave - 1845
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