Four Centuries of Geological Travel: The Search for Knowledge on Foot, Bicycle, Sledge and Camel

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Patrick Wyse Jackson, Geological Society of London
Geological Society of London, 2007 - Science - 415 pages
In the last four centuries geologists have traversed the globe, searching for economically important materials or simply to satisfy their intellectual curiosity. Geologists have often been at the vanguard of scientific exploration. This book focuses on the complexities of geological exploration, from Robert Hooke exploring the Isle of Wight to Grenville Cole trusting his tricycle to carry him across Europe.
 

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Contents

four centuries of geological travel
1
Britain
19
Europe
49
Geological travellers in view of their philosophical and economical
63
R J D Forbes and Naples
97
Nery Delgado 18351908 in Spain in 1878
119
the cycling geologist
135
Greenland
149
S Bouheiry A The German geologist Georg Hartung 18211891 and the
229
America and the dispersal of
255
soldier polymath and aesthete
271
A E Two Tyrrells cross the Barren Lands of Canada 1893
287
Charles Darwin and other travellers
311
Australasia
325
soldier surveyor
343
R Nineteenthcentury observations of the Dun Mountain Ophiolite Belt Nelson
375

the Father of Caucasian Geology
177
Marvin U B Theodore Andre Monod and the lost Fer de Dieu meteorite of
191
G The geological travels of Sir Charles Lyell in Madeira and the
207
Japan
389
Index
409
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