Travels in North America With Geological Observations on the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia : Volume 2 (eBook, 1845) [WorldCat.org]
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Travels in North America With Geological Observations on the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia : Volume 2

Author: Charles Lyell
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press [Place of publication not identified] [publisher not identified] 1845 1845
Series: Cambridge library collection. Earth Science
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Lyell
ISBN: 9780511740282 051174028X 9781108020213 1108020216
OCLC Number: 1060648441
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (304 Seiten)
Contents: 14. Dr. Channing; 15. Alleghany Mountains; 16. Succession of strata on the Ohio between Pomeroy and Cincinnati; 17. Alluvial terraces at Cincinnati, and their origin; 18. Cincinnati; 19. Cleveland; 20. Mirage on Lake Ontario; 21. Kingston; 22. Glacial furrows in the valley of the St. Lawrence; 23. Halifax; 24. Coal formation of Nova Scotia; 25. Lower carboniferous or gypsiferous formation of Nova Scotia; 26. Progress and resources of Nova Scotia; Description of plates and maps; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge library collection. Earth Science
Responsibility: Charles Lyell.

Abstract:

Sir Charles Lyell (1797-1875) was one of the most renowned geologists of the nineteenth century. These volumes, first published in 1845, are the result of his 1841 tour across the United States and  Read more...

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