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Report of a geological reconnaissance in California: made in connection with the expedition to survey routes in California, to connect with the surveys of routes for a railroad from the Mississippi river to the Pacific Ocean, under the command of Lieut. R.S. Williamson, Corps Top. Eng'rs, in 1853. Preview this item
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Report of a geological reconnaissance in California: made in connection with the expedition to survey routes in California, to connect with the surveys of routes for a railroad from the Mississippi river to the Pacific Ocean, under the command of Lieut. R.S. Williamson, Corps Top. Eng'rs, in 1853.

Author: William P Blake; United States. Army. Corps of Topographical Engineers.
Publisher: New York, London, H. Baillière 1858.
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Blake, William P. (William Phipps), 1826-1910.
Report of a geological reconnaissance in California.
New York, London, H. Baillière; [etc.] 1858
(OCoLC)754583386
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William P Blake; United States. Army. Corps of Topographical Engineers.
OCLC Number: 7373265
Notes: "Article VIII [of appendix] was not received in time for publication with the other portions of this report."
Appendix: 1. Notice of the fossil fishes, by L. Agassiz. II. Descriptions of the fossil shells, by T.A. Conrad. III. Catalogue of the recent shells, with descriptions of the new species, by A.A. Gould. IV. Letter from J.W. Bailey, describing the structure of the fossil plant, from Pasuncula River. V. Description of the structure of the fossil wood from the Colorado desert, by G.C. Schaeffer. VI. Chemical examinations of the soils and incrustations, by J.D. Easter. VII. Description of the plants collected by W.P. Blake along the route and at the mouth of the Gila, by J. Torrey. VIII. Descriptions of fossil microscopic organisms, from Monterey, by J.W. Bailey.
Description: xvi, 370, xiii pages illustrations, 36 plates (including frontispiece, some color) IV color maps (1 folded) diagrams (some folded) 31 x 24 cm
Contents: Appendix --
I. Notice of the fossil fishes / L. Agassiz --
II. Descriptions of the fossil shells / T.A. Conrad --
III. Catalogue of the recent shells, with descriptions of the new species / A.A. Gould --
IV. Letter from J.W. Bailey, describing the structure of the fossil plant, from Pasuncula River --
V. Description of the structure of the fossil wood from the Colorado desert / G.C. Schaeffer --
VI. Chemical examinations of the soils and incrustations / J.D. Easter --
VII. Description of the plants collected by W.P. Blake along the route and at the mouth of the Gila / J. Torrey --
VIII. Descriptions of fossil microscopic organisms, from Monterey / J.W. Bailey
Responsibility: By William P. Blake ... With an appendix containing descriptions of portions of the collection, by Prof. Louis Agassiz, Aug. A. Gould, M.D., Prof. J.W. Bailey, T.A. Conrad, Prof. John Torrey, Prof. Geo. C. Schaeffer, J.D. Easter, PH. D.

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