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A Selection of the Geological Memoirs Contained in the Annales des Mines

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Sir Henry Thomas de la Beche (1796–1855) was a talented and influential geologist. A friend of Mary Anning, he produced the famous lithograph Duria antiquior (1830), the first reconstruction of a scene from an ancient world, to support her work. He promoted government involvement in geology and became the founding Director of the British Geological Survey, which was officially recognised in 1835. Inspired by his work in Cornwall, he later founded the Royal School of Mines and the Museum of Practical Geology. ...

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Overview

Sir Henry Thomas de la Beche (1796–1855) was a talented and influential geologist. A friend of Mary Anning, he produced the famous lithograph Duria antiquior (1830), the first reconstruction of a scene from an ancient world, to support her work. He promoted government involvement in geology and became the founding Director of the British Geological Survey, which was officially recognised in 1835. Inspired by his work in Cornwall, he later founded the Royal School of Mines and the Museum of Practical Geology. Among his published works was a Manual of Geology (1831), which went through three English editions and was published in France, Germany and America. This 1824 collection of translations includes studies on sites across Europe and notes on the production of an early geological map of France. He also provides a table of equivalent formations and a translation of Brongniart's Classification of the Mixed Rocks.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781108048408
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/15/2012
  • Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Earth Science
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 406
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Brongiart's Classification of the mixed rocks; 2. Synoptical table of equivalent formations H. T. De la Beche; 3. Geological sketch of the coal district of Saint-Etienne, Department of the Loire M. Beaunier; 4. Memoir on the geological extent of the formation of the environs of Paris J. J. d'Omalius d'Halloy; 5. Extract of a memoir on the possibility of causing freshwater Moluscae to live in saltwater, with geological applications M. Beaunier; 6. On Gabbro (Euphotide of Hauy) M. von Buch. Extracted by M. Bonnard; 7. Memoir on the mountain of rock salt at Cardona, in Spain M. P. Louis Cordier; 8. Observations on the formations of ancient gypsum occurring in the Alps, particularly on those considered as primitive, preceded by new facts relative to the transition rocks of that chain M. Brochant de Villiers; 9. Geological sketch of the Thuringerwald M. de Hoff; 10. On some basaltic mountains of Hesse and Thuringia M. de Hoff; 11. Report on the tin of Periac (Department of the Loire Infèrieure) M. Junker and M. Dufrenoy; 12. Considerations on the place that the granitic rocks of Mont Blanc and other central summits of the Alps ought to occupy in the order of anteriority of the primitive series M. Brochant de Villiers; 13. Memoir on the geology of the environs of Lons-le-Saunier M. Charbaut; 14. On the relative position of the Serpentines (Ophiolites), Diallage Rocks (Euphotides), Jasper, etc. in some parts of the Apennines Alexander Brongniart; 15. On fossil vegetables traversing the beds of the coal measures Alexander Brongniart; 16. Notice on the coal mines of the basin of the Aveyron M. le Chevalier Du Bosc; 17. Notice on the geology of the western part of the Palatinate M. de Bonnard; 18. On the zoological characters of formations, with the applications of these characters to the determination of some rocks of the chalk formation Alexander Brongniarat; 19. Notice on the Hartz M. de Bonnard; 20. On the calcareo-trappean formations of the southern foot of the Lombard Alps Alex. Brongniart; 21. Notice on the magnesite of the Paris basin, and of the position of this rock in other places Alex. Brongniart; 22. Observations on a sketch of a geological map of France, the Pays-Bays, and neighbouring countries J. J. d'Omalius d'Halloy; 23. On the geology of the environs of St. Leger sur Dheune (Department of the Saone and Loire) M. Levallois; Appendix. Description of the Muschelkalk and Quadersandstein A. von Humboldt; On Muschelkalk and Quadersandstein A. Boue.

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