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    The Fossil Cliffs of Joggins. Peeper Book Series by Ferguson, Laing

    Halifax: Nova Scotia Museum, 1988. Illustrated card covers. Fifty-two printed pages. What was going on at Joggins 300 million years ago and why are geologists from around the world so interested? The Cliffs of Joggins contain the clues. Illustrations, photography and bibliography provided. Sticker residue to front panel. A clean bright book.. ISBN: 0-919-680-34-8. Soft Cover. Very Good Plus. Maritime Provinces + Joggins Nova Scotia + Nova Scotia + Fossils + Peerer Book Series + Bay of Fundy + Tides Nova Scotia + Sir William Dawson + Sir Charles Lyell + Chegnecto Bay.



    Tin: World Statistics 1929 by John Howeson [Chairman and Managing Director of The Anglo-Oriental Mining Corporation Limited]

    Anglo-Oriental Mining Corporation Limited, London, 1929. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Contents: I. Prices Of Metallic Tin II. Production And Consumption III. Supplies IV. Consumption V. Statistics Of Stocks VI. Miscellaneous Tin Statistics VII. Consuming Industries VIII. Principal Tin Producing Companies. Book - in Very Good black boards with silver lettering - minor fading to the silver lettering to the front board & spine. Contents, slight browning to the free front & rear end paper otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. Size: 6.75 inches tall by 4.25 inches. 48 pages . With a chart frontispiece of Metallic Tin-Production and Consumption & a fold out chart of Principal Tin Producing Companies to the rear. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 200 grams. Category: Engineering, Industrial, Trade; Geology; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 8997.. This book is lighter than the average upon which international charges are based and so will be sent Airmail as standard.



    Anfangsgründe der Bergwerkskunde by SCHRANK, Franz von Paula

    4 p.l., 392 pp. 8vo, orig. grey boards. Ingolstadt: J.W. Krüll, 1793. First edition of an extremely rare book. This is a complete introduction to the industry of mining. There are long sections on the structure of the earth and patterns of ore deposits, mineralogy, methods of tunnelling and extraction of ores, smelting, and industrial relations. Fine copy from the Wittelsbach library of the dukes and kings of Bavaria. Scarce. Laid-in is a one-page A.L.s dated 1 September 1793 from Schrank to the Duke of Bavaria presenting this copy. ❧ Poggendorff, II, 841.



    Rocks & Minerals by Desautels, Paul E

    New York: Ridge Press book/Grosset & Dunlap,, 1974. Book. Hardcover. Reprint. full cloth; 4to. 159pp.D/j flaps taped down. d/j with several long tears, price-sticker roughly removed front panal, else Fine in Fair only d/j.



    Dating the Past; An Introduction to Geochronology by Zeuner, Frederick E

    Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street, Strand, London First Edition 1946. London 1946., 1946. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original scarlet cloth covers, gilt lettering to the spine. 8vo 9'' x 6'' 444 pp. 24 monochrome plates and 103 illustrations throughout. House name to the front free end paper and in Very Good clean and bright condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.



    Nyasaland Protectorate. Geological Survey Department. The Geology of the Livingstonia Coalfield by Cooper, W G G; Habgood, F

    Zomba, Nyasaland: The Government Printer. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. 1959. First Edition. Grey hardback board cover. 260mm x 180mm (10" x 7"). 51pp. 2 maps including on fold out, and one coloured map in rear pocket and 5 b/w plates. .



    Bibliography of the Geology and Eruptive Phenomena of the More Important Volcanoes of Southern Italy by Johnston-Lavis, Henry James; Stanton, B M(Johnston-Lavis, Madame Antonia)

    London: The University of London Press Ltd. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed. Spine darkened. Browning to eps and slight darkening to page ends. Ex-lib. 1918. Second Edition. Green hardback cloth cover with beige spine. 260mm x 190mm (10" x 7"). xxiv, 373pp. 2 sepia portrait illustrations. Includes a short biographical sketch of the author by B. B. Woodward. .



    Comprehensive Geology, Part 1: General Geology by Grabau, Amadeus W

    D.C. Heath & Co. Hardcover. B000JBYEHA 1920 first edition D.C. Heath & Co. (Boston) 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches tall x 2 inches thick red cloth hardbound, gilt lettering to spine, xvi, 864 pp. Covers rubbed, bumped and edgeworn, with a black ink 'G' to the spine. Prior owner sticker and stamps to the front pastedown. 1923 gift inscription on front free-endpaper. Because it is such a thick volume, the spine is slightly shaken, but the binding holds quite firmly. Minor creasing to the lower margins of a number of pages in the last quarter of the book, not effecting the text. A couple of pages with very small closed tears to page edges. Otherwise, a very good copy of this classic geology text - clean, bright and unmarked. Note that this is a heavy book, so contact us for overseas or priority shipping rates. ~QQQ~ The author, Amadeus William Grabau (1870-1946), the father of Chinese geology, was a German-American paleontologist and geologist, born in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, who died in Peking, China. He was appointed professor at Peking National University in 1919 or 1920. As part of his life's work, he conducted a geologic survey of China, and is now known as the father of Chinese geology. He was also a prolific author, publishing at least 10 books in the first half of the 20th century. Grabau developed various theories during his lifetime, among them the theory of rhythms concerning the growth of the earth's crust and a theory concerning mountain building and creation. The Dorsum Grabau, a wrinkle ridge on the Moon is named after him. During World War II he remained in Peking. Around 1941 he was interned by the Japanese Imperial Army. His health declined precipitously, and he died of an internal hemorrhage after his release. . Good. 1920. First Edition.



    British Regional Geology; Scotland; The Tertiary Volcanic Districts [Third Edition] by Richey, J. E. [Revision by A. G. Macgregor and F. W. Anderson]

    Published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London Third Edition 1964. London 1964., 1964. Publisher's original card wrap covers. 8vo. 9½'' x 6¼''. Contains 120 printed pages of text with fold-out plates and monochrome illustrations throughout. Ink ownership name inside and in Very Good condition, no dust wrapper as published. Member of the P.B.F.A.


    CAD $150.00

    Map of Klondyke gold fields Yukon district, to accompany report by R.G. McConnell. by Johnston, J.F.E

    fold map, colored, 58x55 inches.



    Southern Appalachian Region by Butts, Charles; Stose, G.W.; Jonas, Anna I

    US Government Printing Office / US Geological Surv. PAPERBACK. B006XJ43UA 1932 First edition, US Government Printing Office/US Geological Survey (Washington, D.C.), 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches tall paperbound in off-white covers, iv, 94 pp. plus 21 folding plates (mostly maps) in an envelope at the rear of the volume. Covers soiled and edgeworn, with a large corner chip to rear cover and prior owner's name and year -1932 to front cover. Age-toning to pages. Otherwise a very good copy - clean, bright and unmarked. [D2] ~VV~ This thorough description, with extensive mapping, was of an excursion to study Paleozoic stratigraphy, Appalachian structure and geomorphology in the Appalachian Valley and Ridges in Virginia and portions of bordering States. . Very Good. 1932. First edition.



    Rocks and Rock Minerals - Cranbrook Institute of Science, Cecil Billington Bookplates by Pirsson, Louis V

    New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1947. Hardcover. Good. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1947. Good. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1947. Good. [Cranbrook Institute of Science, Cecil Billington] Pirsson, Louis V. Rocks and Rock Minerals. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1947, third edition revised. Hardcover, lacks dust jacket, 5 3/4 by 8 5/8-inches, vii, 349 pp. Blue cloth with gilt and black spine titles. Light wear and bumping to the corners and head and tail of the spine, scuffing and some spots on the boards. This is an ex-library copy with a spine label, realease stamp on the ffep, and a card pocket and barcode on the rear pastedown. This copy has the books plates of Cecil Billington and the Library of the Cranbrook Institute of Science on the front pastedown. Billington (1876 – 1950) was an accomplished amateur botanist who was named honorary curator of the University of Michigan Herbarium. His private herbarium was considered one of the principal collections of Michigan plants and the bulk of which, on his death, was donated to the Cranbrook Institute of Science along with his library. The Billington plate features a Jack-in-the-Pulpit printed in rust red. <br/><br/>



    Crystal Chemical Classification of Minerals by Povarennykh A S

    Plenum Press, US, 1972. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. PLEASE EMAIL FOR SHIPPING RATES. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. From The Monographs In Geoscience Series Edited By Rhodes W Fairbridge. xiv, 766 pages. ' Presenting a detailed classification of mineral species, this important handbook also introduces a new approach to crystal chemical classification and mineral nomenclature. The most complete and concise reference available, this work, based on the author's extensive research over the past decade, lists 1916 species by class, division, group, and subgroup. Data pertaining to the varieties, structure, chemistry, and physical character istics of each mineral, along with cell parameters, are included, as well as schematic diagrams of virtually all the structures. Beginning with a theoretical analysis of mineral morphology, nomenclature, classification principles, and chemical characterization of mineral classes, this comprehensive guide contains a complete formula index and an exhaustive index which correlates presently used mineral names with less common and obsolete forms '. Books - Near Fine [better than Very Good] - in brown boards with gilt lettering - slight bumping to the extreme corners and extreme ends of the spine, previous owner's inscription to the top edge of the front pastedown. Dust Jackets - Very Good - some slight creasing, rubbing and one or two small closed tears to the edges and corners. A Very Nice Bright Set, Unusually attractive privately owned set. Size: 10.25 inches tall by 6.25 inches. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Travel & Places; Geology; ISBN: 0306303485. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 000289.. This is a SET of books, therefore heavier than a standard volume, and will involve extra shipping charges to some countries.



    Recherches sur les Volcans éteints du Vivarais et du Velay; avec un Discours sur les Volcans brûlans, des Mémoires analytiques sur les Schorls, la Zéolite, le Basalte, la Pouzzolane, les Laves & les différentes Substances qui s'y trouvent engagées, &c by FAUJAS DE SAINT-FOND, Barthelemy

    20 engraved plates (including one double-page) & several engraved vignettes (including one on the title). 2 p.l., xviii, [2], 460 pp., 2 leaves of subscribers. Large folio, cont. mottled calf (title with a little dampstaining round edges), spine richly gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Grenoble: Cuchet, 1778. First edition of one of the most famous and attractive of all geological books in which the author "established once and for all that basalt, a rock important scientifically because of its distinctive characteristics, its widespread occurrence, and the manner of its association with other kinds of rocks, was the product of volcanic action."-D.S.B., IV, p. 548. Faujas compared mineralogically the rocks present in Vivarais and Velay with the ejected material of active volcanoes. "The author's descriptions and illustrations of the extinct volcanoes are excellent, and have scarcely been surpassed in later publications."-Zittel, p. 46. Faujas (1741-1819), professor of geology at the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, also travelled to England and Scotland where he made important geological observations. A really nice and attractive copy of the large folio issue with the rare four-page list of subscribers. &#10087; En Français dans le Texte 169. Hoover 294.



    Annals of British Geology, 1893 by Blake, J F

    London: A Dulau & Co. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed. Spine darkened. Unopened. 1895. First Edition. Blue hardback cloth cover. 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). xxiv, 365pp. 90 b/w illustrations. .



    Where the Sierra Nevada Meets the Basin and Range: Field Trip Guidebook for the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, Far Western Section 1997 Fall Field Conference by Ramelli, Alan R.; Yount, Jim; Pointe, D.D. La; Thompson, Joseph W.; Martin, Michael; Price, Jonathan G.; Goldman, Charles R

    Western Nevada Community College. PLASTIC COMB. B00908LK7A 1997 First edition, National Association of Geoscience Teachers, for Western Section, 8 1/2 x 11 inches tall spiral bound (white plastic comb), separately paginated for each of three field trips: 33, 22, 7pp. Soiling to covers. Otherwise a very good copy - clean, bright and unmarked. ~SP08~ [1.0P] Earthquake Hazards and Geothermal Areas Along the Carson Range, Western Nevada; Glaciation, Faulting, and Volcanism in the Southern Lake Tahoe Basin; Watershed Management Issues in the Lake Tahoe Basin. . Very Good. 1997. First editionISBN|B00908LK7A.



    On the Occurrence of Gold in Finnish Lapland by Fircks, Curt

    Frenckellska Tryckeri-Aktiebolaget. PAPERBACK. B00L5B8F8C In English. 1906 first edition, Frenckellska Tryckeri-Aktiebolaget (Helsinki, Finland), 6 5/8 x 9 7/8 inches tall paperbound in brown printed wraps, photographic frontispiece of the lower course of the Ivalojoki River, 35 pp. plus large folding map at rear of booklet. Drilled with four holes along inner margin for placement in a binder. Paper repair to lower edge of front cover, which has a 1-inch closed tear to the middle and a light 1907 prior owner stamp to upper corner. Tape to rear cover, which has a 1-inch chip to the lower tip. Old AIME (American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers) bookplate to verso of cover. Otherwise, apart from minor age toning, a very good copy - clean and unmarked - of this scarce resource. ~WWW~ . Good. 1906. First Edition.



    Quaternary Geology of the Southern Lake Agassiz Basin Guidebook and Miscellaneous Short Papers for: Midwest Friends of the ...

    North Dakota Geological Surv. B008RVL4PO 1996 First edition, North Dakota Geological Survey (Bismark, ND), 8 1/2 x 11 inches tall spiral bound (black plastic comb) with blue card covers, ii, 165pp. Edgewear to front cover with chipping to edges. Slight edge curl to lower tips of first few pages. Otherwise, a near fine copy - clean, bright and unmarked. ~~SP08~~ . Very Good. 1996. First edition.



    The Pennines and Adjacent Areas [Department of Scientific and Industrial Research] by Wray, D. A

    Published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London Second Edition 1948. London 1948., 1948. Publisher's original illustrated card wrap covers [softback]. 8vo. 10'' x 6''. Contains 87 printed pages of text with monochrome maps and photographs throughout. Spine with closed tears and rubs and in Very Good condition, no dust wrapper as published. Member of the P.B.F.A.



    Ore Deposits of the Philippine Islands (Philippine Journal of Science, Vol. VIII, No. 2, Sec. A, Chemical and Geological Sciences and the Industries) by Eddingfield, F.T

    Bureau of Science of the Philippine Government. PAMPHLET. B008X6QZT8 1913 first edition Bureau of Science of the Philippine Government (Manila, Philippines) 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches tall stapled pamphlet in brown wraps, paginated 18-104 plus index of illustrations and three full-page plates. Prior owner name stamp and notation to upper corner of front cover. Soiling and edgewear to covers with chipping along spine and tips. Minor creasing and foxing internally. Otherwise, a good clean copy~~SP08~~ Association Copy: The prior owner Geologist and Paleontologist Robert F. Kaar (1931-2003) chair of the Earth Sciences Department at City College of San Francisco for more than twenty years.~~SP08~~ . Good. 1913. First Edition.



    Physiography: An Introduction to the Study of Nature by Huxley, T. H

    Published by Macmillan & Co., London Second Edition Ninth Thousand 1878. London 1878., 1878. Second edition hard back binding in publisher's original crimson cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine and blind tooling to the upper panel. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains [xix] 384 printed pages of text with colour maps and monochrome illustrations throughout. Shallow rubs to the spine ends, edges and corners, a few tan age spots to the earlier pages and in Very Good condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.



    Geophysical Prospecting Volume 42 Number 3 April 1994 by March, D.W. (Editor)

    Oxford, UK: Blackwell Science Ltd./European Association of Exploration Geophysicists, 1994. Textblock is very clean and tight. Covers lightly edge and corner worn; Light wear at spine extremities; Pages 179-276.. Wraps. Near Fine. Illus. by Photos and Diagrams. 8vo - Over 7 3/4" - 9 3/4 " Tall. Scientific Periodical.



    Palaeontologia Polonica: No. 13: Psammosteiformes (Agnatha) - A Review with the Descriptions of New Material From the Lower Devonian of Poland (General Part) by Tarlo, L. Beverly Halstead

    Panstwowe Wydawnictwo. PAPERBACK. B002ZU2EPM In English. 1964 First edition, Panstwowe Wydawnictwo Narkowe (Warsaw, Poland) 8 3/8 x 6 inches tall, vii, 135 pp. plus fourteen full-pages plates with descriptions on facing page. Paperbound in brown wraps. Prior owner's stamp, staining, rubbing and edgewear to covers. Bumping to lower corner of book. Some unopened signatures. Otherwise, a very good copy - clean, bright and unmarked. Note that this is a heavy and oversized book, so additional postage will be required for international or priority orders. ~WW~ Contents: Preface; Introduction (iunternal anatomy of the Heterostraci, Stratigraphical range and geographical distribution of the Heterostraci); History of previous research; Classification of the psammosteids; Ornamentation and growth of dermal armour; Histology of dermal armour; Stratigraphical range and geographical distribution of the psammosteids; Origin and evolution of the psammosteids; Appendices; References; Alphabetical indices (Index of authors and Palaeontological index); Plates I - XIV and their legends. Association copy: The prior owner, Craig Black (1932-1998), was a respected Vertebrate Paleontologist and Professor who served as Curator and later Director of Carnegie Museum of National History, and from 1982 until his retirement in 1994, Director of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. . Good. 1964 . First edition.


    AUD $35.00

    Minerals and The Microscope by H.G. Smith

    Murby, 1933. Revised Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Previous owner's signature in ink. Edges foxed and browned. Covers are grubby in spots, but otherwise in sound condition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Science & Technology; Geology; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 14902. .



    On the Geology and Physiography of a Portion of Northwestern Colorado and Adjacent Parts of Utah and Wyoming by White, Charles A

    Washington, D. C.. Very Good+. 1889. First Edition. Hardcover. Rebound as a separate from the 9th Annual Report of the USGS; includes color geological map. ; 9th Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 677-712 pages .

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