The Elements of Geology


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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 (10 hr 33 min)

Chapters

LESSON I. GEOLOGY DEFINED. 23:09 Read by Mich_elle
LESSON II. ORGANIC REMAINS. FIRST GEOLOGICAL EPOCH. SECOND GEOLOGICAL EPOCH. 34:56 Read by Barbara Jade Sironen
LESSON III. –PART 1: THIRD GEOLOGICAL EPOCH 23:51 Read by Barbara Baker
LESSON III. –PART 2: FOURTH GEOLOGICAL EPOCH. FIFTH GEOLOGICAL EPOCH. 34:58 Read by Barbara Jade Sironen
LESSON IV. SECONDARY FORMATION. SIXTH GEOLOGICAL EPOCH. 17:30 Read by THBosc
LESSON V. –PART 1: SEVENTH GEOLOGICAL EPOCH. 21:43 Read by J. M. Smallheer
LESSON V. –PART 2: THE PLIOCENE.SUPERFICIAL DEPOSITS. EIGHTH GEOLOGICAL EPOCH. 17:24 Read by J. M. Smallheer
LESSON VI.-PART 1: INFLUENCE OF INTERNAL AGENTS ON THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH. E… 20:12 Read by Availle
LESSON VI. –PART 2: VOLCANIC PHENOMENA. 26:13 Read by Availle
LESSON VI. –PART 3: VOLCANIC ISLANDS. 37:24 Read by Availle
LESSON VII.-PART 1. INFLUENCE OF EXTERNAL AGENTS ON THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH. L… 26:57 Read by THBosc
LESSON VII.-PART 2. INFLUENCE OF EXTERNAL AGENTS ON THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH. W… 34:04 Read by THBosc
LESSON VIII. –PART 1.EXPLANATION OF VARIOUS PHENOMENA. HEAT, DEPOSITS, AND FOSS… 32:44 Read by Steve C
LESSON VIII. –PART 2. EFFECTS ATTRIBUTABLE TO UPHEAVAL AND SUBSIDENCE. 43:35 Read by Steve C
LESSON IX. –PART 1. EXPLANATION OF VARIOUS PHENOMENA CONTINUED. VOLCANIC DEPOSI… 21:16 Read by RickSanborn
LESSON IX. –PART 2. EXPLANATION OF VARIOUS PHENOMENA CONTINUED. GRANITE AND MET… 24:35 Read by RickSanborn
LESSON X. –PART 1. CLASSIFICATION OF FORMATIONS. 15:38 Read by Amy Gramour
LESSON X. –PART 2. ORGANIC REMAINS. 38:05 Read by Amy Gramour
LESSON X. –PART 3. CRETACEOUS EPOCH. MODERN EPOCH. GEOGENY. 33:34 Read by Amy Gramour
GLOSSARY -A-C 32:30 Read by Mich_elle
GLOSSARY -D-L 33:09 Read by Mich_elle
GLOSSARY -M-Z 39:40 Read by Mich_elle