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Early works to 1800
|All Authors / Contributors:||
James Hutton; Archibald Geikie
|Language Note:||In English, with exercpts from French texts.|
|Notes:||"The six chapters ... are mainly devoted to the illustration of Hutton's theoretical views regarding the origin of granite. Three of them deal respectively with the observations of De Saussure on the Alps, of Palassou on the Pyrenees, and of Dolomieu on Calabria ... the other three chapters ... contain narratives of geological excursions made by Hutton into different parts of Scotland"--Pref.
Originally prepared from a manuscript discovered after death of Hutton and presented to the Geological Society by Leonard Horner Nov. 30, 1856.
Facsimile reprint. Originally published: 1899.
Vols. 1-2 issued: Edinburgh : Printed for Messrs Cadell, junior, and Davies, London, and W. Creech, 1795.
Vol 4 never issued and location of manuscript not known.
|Description:||xvi, 278, xiii p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.|
|Other Titles:||Theory of the earth.|
|Responsibility:||by James Hutton ; edited [with notes and index] by Sir Archibald Geikie.|