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Geology and Mineralogy Considered with Reference to Natural Theology

by Buckland, Rev. William

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Published
1837
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First American Edition
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Philadelphia: Carey, Lea and Blachard, 1837. First American Edition. Octavo. In two volumes. Three important subjects in Natural Theology are considered: First regards the inorganic elements of the mineral kingdom, and the actual dispositions of the materials of the earth. Two: Relates to theories which have been entertained respecting the origin of the world and the third extends into… Read more
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New York; (1875): Ivison, Blakemann and Co. First Edition. Small Octavo. . 263pp., For the beginner in geology which covers kinds of rocks, their structures, making rocks, ways plants and animals contributed to rock making, air, moisture and more throughout time. A fine bright copy bound in dark green pictorial gilt cloth accented in black, spine gilt, pale yellow… Read more
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4-D Framework of Continental Crust, Memoir 200

by Hatcher, Robert D.; Marvin Carlson; John H. McBridge; Jose R. Martinez Catalan

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2007
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First Edition
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Boulder, CO: Geological Society of America, 2007. First Edition. Thick Quarto. 641pp. with CD. This book contains landmark papers on the processes of formation of continental crust from its beginnings in the Archean to modern processes, as well as discussions of several ancient and modern orogenic belts. The book is international in scope, with contributions from geoscientists dealing with… Read more
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Intra-Oceanic Subduction Systems

by Larter, R.D.; P.T. Leat

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2003
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First Edition
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London: Geological Society, 2003. First Edition. Small Quarto. 352 pages. index. This volume contains a collection of papers that exploit the relative simplicity of intra-oceanic subduction systems to provide insights into the tectonic, magmatic and hydrothermal processes associated with subduction. Bound in pictorial paper covered boards lettered in white. Near fine.
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Proterozoic East Gondwana: Supercontinent Assembly and Breakup

by Yoshida, Masaru; B.F. Windley; S. Dasgupta

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2003
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London: Geological Society, 2003. Quarto. Supercontinents, superplumes and continental growth : the Neoproterozoic record / K.C. Condie -- Continental growth in the Proterozoic : a global perspective / B.F. Windley -- Models of Rodinia assembly and fragmentation / S.A. Pisarevsky [and others] -- Role of Pan-African events in the circum-East Antarctic Orogen of East Gondwana : a critical overview… Read more
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The Mohave-Sonora Megashear Hypothesis (Special Paper 393)

by Anderson, Thomas H.; Jonathan Nourse; James W. McKee; Maureen B. Steiner

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2005
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First Edition
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Geological, 2005. First Edition. Quarto. Special paper edition with CD. 712 pages, index, tables and illustrations. Subjects include the following written by the foremost experts in that field. The Mojave-Sonora megashear: field and analytical studies leading to the conception and evolution of the hypothesis. Jurassic rocks in Sonora, Mexico: relations to Mojave-Sonora megashear and its inferred northwestward extension.… Read more
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Mayville, Wisconsin: Mayville Historical Society, 1993. Thick Quarto. xiv, 735 pages, bibliographic references (pages 691-702), index. The remarkable history of the discovery of "red direct" or the Neda Formation and the huge expansion of mining from the late 1840's. The conditions were barely tolerable as temperatures in the process were 130 degrees with… Read more
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Berkeley, California; (1975): Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University By the University of California. First Edition. Quarto. The set is the most comprehensive study of meteorites every made. When it was issued in 1975 at $140.00, universities and science museums were its primary customers. It is indispensable to meteorcists, cosmo-chemists and space scientists as well as metallurgists, mineralogists,… Read more
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Report of the Director of the United States Geological Survey

by Powell, John Wesley; Clarence e Dutton; Joseph Story Curtis; Albert Williams; Charles Ablathar White Angelo Hellprin, John Adams Ryder, Israel C Russell

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Published
1884
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First Edition
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Washington, DC: G.P.O., 1884. First Edition. Quarto. [8], vii-xxxii, 473 pages, 85 plates (7 double, 5 folded) illustrations (some in color), maps. The largest part is devoted to Hawaiian volcanoes on pages 80-219. Besides maps of all the major islands, it deals with the major eruptions and its effect on the population. There is also a report on the… Read more
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London: Wm. S Orr and Co, 1855. Small Quarto. A new edition, revised, frontispiece, engraved title page, regular title page, 803pp., illustrated throughout with wood and steel engravings. light scattered foxing to plates. Handsomely bound in full green pebble grained morocco lavishly decorated in gilt, raised bands with compartments full gilt decorated, gilt decorated turn-ins, all edges gilt, pale… Read more
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Lake Superior Region....Illustrated

by Turner, Joseph M.

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[Ashland, Wisconsin, J.M. Turner & Co., 1889). Folio. 86 leaves with 123 photographic images of the Lake Superior region in what has become the most desirable pictorial view of the entire area before the turn of the 20th century. As early as 1910 Lathrop Harper's rare book catalog noted it was known only as a privately… Read more
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London: Lockwood & Co, 1871. Small Octavo. [v]-xiii, pages, 1 leaf, 165 pages including diagrams. He began his system in 1804 of solving the problem of subterranean mines as well as the variations with the magnetic needle. This became the definitive edition used in mining at the last part of the nineteenth century. Few copies… Read more
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New York; nd: Ward, Lock and Co. Small Octavo. 183pp., illustrated. A small general work on the history of earth, its geography and geology and the classification of some of earths minerals. Bound in blue pictorial gilt cloth lettered and decorated in black and gilt,, spine lettering gilt and black, yellow endpapers. A very good copy.
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The Earth; a Descriptive History of the Phenomena of the Globe ( 2 Vol. set)

by Reclus, Elisee; B.B. Woodward; Henry Woodward

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Published
1871
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New Ywork: Putnam's, 1871. Octavo. xi, 666 pages (continuous paging), 230 maps inserted within the text and 24 color pages Translated from Le Terre it presented not only a treatment of lands and oceans but a detailed description of landforms. A fascinating view of the best 19th century thought which had the notion that the general circulation… Read more
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Comstock Mining and Miners

by Lord, Eliot

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Published
1883
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Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. Quarto. xiv, 451 pages, three maps (two large folding), It is from this book we learn that the miners in the Gold Hill District created their own political sub-parties to protect their interest and wrote there would be no banking schemes (which in past cases and caused major frauds on miners in… Read more
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Photograph of the Colorado River Commission meeting in Sante Fe, New Mexico and a photograph inscribed by Herbert Hoover to W.S. Noviel, a fellow member of the commission, inscribed: To a job we did together" signed Herbert Hoover. Measures approximately "5" x 7". Noveil had been appointed by Hunt's predecessor, Republican Governor Thomas Edward Campbell… Read more
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Physics of the Earth's Crust

by Fisher, Rev. Osmond

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Published
1881
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First Edition
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London: Macmillan and Co, 1881. First Edition. Octavo. 299pp., The author, an English geologist and geophysicist presents his mathematical theory of liquid just below the earth's crust, and his theory of faulting and volcanoes. Bound in dark blue-black cloth, spine lettering gilt, slight bumping and wear r, inner front hinge a bit fragile. A very good copy.
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New York: Van Nostrand, 1925. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 2 thick volumes 1178 pages, each with 32 page indexes and unnumbered pages of ads. It was the writings of A. Beeby-Thompson whose comprehensive knowledge and writings were essential in the early days of big oil. Beeby-Thompson had earlier learned the complexities of… Read more
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Plates, Plumes and Paradigms

by Foulger, Glliarn; James Natland, Dean Presnall and Don L. Anderson

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2005
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Fine
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Boulder, CO: Geolgical Society of America, 2005. Fine. Quarto. xi, 881 pages; illustrations (some color). One of the most important and scarce since it was issued in a small print run. The articles by Don L. Anderson in the first section are seminal and essential especially on the history of the plume and plate… Read more
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Jurassic Geology of the World

by Arkell, W.J.

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First Edition
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Edinburgh, (1956): Oliver and Boyd. First Edition. Cloth Hardcover. Very Good. Quarto. xv, 806 pages, illustrations, plates. As Markes E. Johnson writes: "No living stratigrapher will surpass the work of Arkell." The reason this volume became essential was that thirty years before Johnson's reviews, scholars realized how monumental Arkell's work was done. Ralph W. Imlay of the U.S.… Read more
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