A Source Book in Geology, 1900-1950, Volume 2

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Kirtley F. Mather
Harvard University Press, 1967 - Science - 435 pages
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Since 1900, the science of geology has grown in a spectacular fashion. Not only have field studies been undertaken throughout vast areas of the earth's surface previously unexplored or only superficially surveyed, but recent discoveries in physics, chemistry, and biology have provided geologists with new techniques of observation and experimentation, and radically new concepts and theories have been developed. This book presents source literature for the most important contributions to this remarkable expansion of geological knowledge. One of the world's most distinguished geologists provides excerpts from sixty-five articles by sixty-three authors, selected with the advice of more than a score of leading scientists from all parts of the globe. Among the subjects discussed in this comprehensive volume are the constitution of the earth's interior, the causes of earthquakes, radioactive timekeepers, the interpretation of submarine features and deep-sea cores, the origin and entrapment of petroleum, and crystal structure. Included are articles which led directly to the development of theories of paleomagnetism, metamorphism, cryopedology, and isostasy.

A Source Book in Geology, 1900-1950, makes available several papers previously to be found in the libraries of only a few universities, and eight articles translated into English for the first time, of which four are by leading Soviet geologists.

 

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Contents

SAMUEL FRANKLIN EMMONS 18411911
1
WILLIAM MORRIS DAVIS 18501934
10
Origin of Limestone Caverns
17
FRIEDRICH BECKE 18551931
28
JOHN WILLIAM EVANS 18571930
46
WILLARD DRAKE JOHNSON 18591917
55
WALDEMAR LINDGREN 18601939
65
AXEL HAMBERG 18621933
78
NIKOLAY SERGEYEVICH SHATSKIY 1895
257
RALPH ALGER BAGNOLD 1896
267
Immobility of Settled Dust and Loess
273
BENJAMIN BURTON COX 1898
276
WILMOT HUGH BRADLEY 1899 MILTON NUNN
285
Mobility and Inertness of Components in Metasomatism
291
ROY WALDEMAR GORANSON 19001957
303
FRED MASON BULLARD 1901
313

The Status of the Theory of Isostasy
93
Origin of Submarine Canyons
109
JOHAN GUNNER ANDERSSON 1874
124
PERCY EDWARD RAYMOND 18791952
139
On the Principles of Metamorphic Differentiation
160
WARREN JUDSON MEAD 18831960
177
AKEKSANDR YEVGENYEVICH FERSMAN 18831945
180
MOTONORI MATSUYAMA 18841958
192
FELIX ANDRIES VENINGMEINESZ 18871966
199
KIRK BRYAN 18881950
209
WALTER HERMANN BUCHER 18881965
221
The Cycle of Erosion
227
HANS WILHELMSSON AHLMANN 1889
234
BENO GUTENBERG 18891960
240
WILLIAM LAWRENCE BRAGG 1890
251
RALPH EARLY GRIM 1902
327
MARTIN JULIAN BUERGER 1903
335
GEORGE MARSHALL KAY 1904
347
CLAUDE EPHRAIM ZOBELL 1904
351
JOSEPH HOOVER MACKIN 1905
360
WOLFGANG ERNST SCHOTT 1905
366
VLADIMIR VLADIMIROVICH BELOUSOV 1907
374
LESTER CHARLES KING 1907
382
WILLARD FRANK LIBBY 1908
390
JOHN TUZO WILSON 1908
399
DAVID TRESSEL GRIGGS 1911
407
JOHN WARREN GRAHAM 1918
418
GUIDE TO SUBJECT MATTER
425
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