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Geologists and ideas : a history of North American geology

Author: Ellen T Drake; William M Jordan
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Geological Society of America, 1985.
Series: Centennial special volume, 1.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Geologists and ideas.
Boulder, Colo. : Geological Society of America, 1985
(OCoLC)648287561
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen T Drake; William M Jordan
ISBN: 0813753015 9780813753010
OCLC Number: 12552588
Description: x, 525 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: Mountain-building theory: The nineteenth-century origins of isostasy and the geosyncline / Dwight E. Mayo --
Evolving tectonic concepts of the central and southern Appalachians / Rodger T. Faill --
A basement of mlanges: A personal account of the circumstances leading to the breakthrough in Franciscan research / Kenneth J. Hs --
The Coon Butte Crater controversy / Ellen T. Drake --
Development of quantitative geomorphology / Marie Morisawa --
The history of American theories of cave origin / Richard A. Watson and William B. White --
Glacial geology and the North American craton: Significant concepts and contributions of the nineteenth century / Stanley M. Totten and George W. White --
Development of ideas about the Canadian Shield: A personal account / J. Tuzo Wilson --
Vestiges of a beginning / Preston Cloud --
James Hall's discovery of the craton / Robert H. Dott, Jr. --
E.O. Ulrich's impact on American stratigraphy / George Merk --
The Iowa landscapes of Orestes St. John / Jean C. Prior and Carolyn F. Milligan --
Dust in the wind: J.A. Udden's turn-of-the-century research at Augustana / William B. Hansen --
Ralph Stockman Tarr: Scientist, writer, teacher / William R. Brice --
L.R. Wager and the geology of East Greenland / C.K. Brooks --
Dr. Atl: Pioneer Mexican volcanologist / Winston Crausaz --
Joseph A. Cushman and the study of Foraminifera / Ruth Todd --
Wrong for the right reasons: G.G. Simpson and continental drift / Leo F. Laporte --
Surveying the geology of a vast, empty, cold country / W.O. Kupsch --
The G. William Holmes Research Station, Lake Peters, northeastern Alaska, and its impact on northern research / J. Thomas Dutro, Jr. --
Notes of a packer in the Idaho-Montana line survey, summer of 1899 / Ross R. Brattain --
Contributions of the state geological surveys: California as a case history / Gordon B. Oakeshott --
The role and development of the Smithsonian Institution in the American geological community / Ellis L. Yochelson --
Rummaging through the attic; Or, A brief history of the geological sciences at Yak / Brian J. Skinner and Barbara L. Narendra --
A history of geology at the University of Pennsylvania: Benjamin Franklin and the rest / Carol Faul --
A chronology from Mohole to JOIDES / Elizabeth N. Shor --
North American paleomagnetism and geology / John Verhoogen --
The early development of archaeological geology in North America / John A. Gifford and George Rapp, Jr. --
The anticlinal theory of oil and gas accumulation: Its role in the inception of the natural gas and modern oil industries in North America / John T. Galey --
Application as stimulus in geology: Some examples from the early years of the Geological Society of America / William M. Jordan --
Seismic exploration of the crust and upper mantle of the Basin and Range province / L.C. Pakiser --
The development of earthquake seismology in the western United States / Bruce A. Bolt --
Geology from space: A brief history of orbital remote sensing / Paul D. Lowman, Jr. --
Index.
Series Title: Centennial special volume, 1.
Responsibility: edited by Ellen T. Drake and William M. Jordan.
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