Considerations on Volcanos: The Probable Causes of their Phenomena, the Laws Which Determine their March, the Disposition of their Products, and their Connexion with the Present State and Past History of the Globe

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George Julius Poulett Scrope (1797–1876) published Considerations on Volcanos in 1825. The work contains the results of his observations of volcanos in the volcanic regions of central France, Italy and Germany. It includes scientific descriptions of all volcanos in these areas, with each categorised according to its level of activity, main characteristics and geological history. Scope's work was one of the first attempts at a comprehensive theory of volcanic action and an understanding of the significance of ...

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Overview

George Julius Poulett Scrope (1797–1876) published Considerations on Volcanos in 1825. The work contains the results of his observations of volcanos in the volcanic regions of central France, Italy and Germany. It includes scientific descriptions of all volcanos in these areas, with each categorised according to its level of activity, main characteristics and geological history. Scope's work was one of the first attempts at a comprehensive theory of volcanic action and an understanding of the significance of volcanos as evidence for the earth's history. Scrope argued that volcanos should be studied in terms of known geological processes, and that 'non-catastrophic' causes should be considered to explain their formation. He argued that a gradual cooling of the earth was key to the formation of volcanos. This is a major work of nineteenth-century geology that sets out many of the principles still followed in vulcanology.

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Preface; 1. Descriptive account of the volcanic phenomena; 2. Explanation of the volcanic phenomena; 3. Disposition of volcanic products on the surface of the globe; 4. Laws of the protrusion and disposition of lava, en masse, on the surface of the earth; 5. Consolidation of lavas; 6. Divisionary structure assumed by lavas on their consolidation; 7. Volcanic mountains; 8. Subaqueous volcanos; 9. Systems of volcanos; 10. Development of subterranean expansion in the elevation of strata, and production of continents above the level of the ocean; 11. Origin of the strata composing the crust of the globe, involving a new theory of the earth; Appendix.

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