Elements of Geology

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William Ruschenberger 1846
English
  • LESSON I. GEOLOGY DEFINED.
  • LESSON II. ORGANIC REMAINS. FIRST GEOLOGICAL EPOCH. SECOND GEOLOGICAL EPOCH.
  • LESSON III. –PART 1: THIRD GEOLOGICAL EPOCH
  • LESSON III. –PART 2: FOURTH GEOLOGICAL EPOCH. FIFTH GEOLOGICAL EPOCH.
  • LESSON IV. SECONDARY FORMATION. SIXTH GEOLOGICAL EPOCH.
  • LESSON V. –PART 1: SEVENTH GEOLOGICAL EPOCH.
  • LESSON V. –PART 2: THE PLIOCENE.SUPERFICIAL DEPOSITS. EIGHTH GEOLOGICAL EPOCH.
  • LESSON VI.-PART 1: INFLUENCE OF INTERNAL AGENTS ON THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH. EARTHQUAKES.
  • LESSON VI. –PART 2: VOLCANIC PHENOMENA.
  • LESSON VI. –PART 3: VOLCANIC ISLANDS.
  • LESSON VII.-PART 1. INFLUENCE OF EXTERNAL AGENTS ON THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH. LIGHT, AIR, AND WATER.
  • LESSON VII.-PART 2. INFLUENCE OF EXTERNAL AGENTS ON THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH. WATER AND LIVING THINGS.
  • LESSON VIII. –PART 1.EXPLANATION OF VARIOUS PHENOMENA. HEAT, DEPOSITS, AND FOSSILS.
  • LESSON VIII. –PART 2. EFFECTS ATTRIBUTABLE TO UPHEAVAL AND SUBSIDENCE.
  • LESSON IX. –PART 1. EXPLANATION OF VARIOUS PHENOMENA CONTINUED. VOLCANIC DEPOSITS.
  • LESSON IX. –PART 2. EXPLANATION OF VARIOUS PHENOMENA CONTINUED. GRANITE AND METAMORPHISM.
  • LESSON X. –PART 1. CLASSIFICATION OF FORMATIONS.
  • LESSON X. –PART 2. ORGANIC REMAINS.
  • LESSON X. –PART 3. CRETACEOUS EPOCH. MODERN EPOCH. GEOGENY.
  • GLOSSARY -A-C
  • GLOSSARY -D-L
  • GLOSSARY -M-Z
Elements of Geology is one in a Series of First Books of Natural History Prepared for the Use of Schools and Colleges. This succinct little textbook from 1846 presents an introduction to geology. The information, albeit not current, is still interesting and of use as a general overview of the subject as well as interesting look into the period. Please note that some of the information has changed considerably since this time. The author was a surgeon in the U.S. Navy and president of the Academy of Natural Sciences. - Summary by Amy Gramour

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