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Upheaval

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Lecture on 'The Origin of the Scenery of the British Isles', 1884

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Identifier: Coll-74/7/1
Scope and Contents

Notes for 5 lectures on 'The Origin of the Scenery of the British Isles' given to the Royal Institution in 1884, along with printed abstracts. Sir Archibald Geikie focused on geological formations around the British Isles, with comparisons from European and North American locations, looking at the materials of which they are composed and the processes which went into their creation.

Dates: 1884

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from George Scrope, 29 July 1858

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Identifier: Coll-203/4/24
Scope and Contents

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from George Scrope concerning a paper dealing with the Upheaval Theory which Lyell had submitted for publication in the Royal Society's Philosophical Transactions. Scrope is pleased with the paper which contains a challenge to the theory which he describes as an "intolerable absurdity". He discusses Homboldts Cosmos which he gave little credence to and goes on to discuss lava flows in Vesuvius, Madeira and Tenerife and the formation of pumice, 29 July 1858.

Dates: 29 July 1858

Notes and Correspondence on the geology of Mount Etna, 1857-1858

 Series — Box Lyell Temp Box 1.21 (Formerly Gen 118): Series Coll-203/2 (Lyell 2); Series Coll-203/3 (Lyell 3); Series Coll-203/4 (Lyell 4)
Identifier: Coll-203/4 (Lyell 4)
Scope and Contents

Notes and correspondence on the geology of Mount Etna consists of:


  1. Notes
  2. Sketches and Maps
  3. Geological Cross sections
  4. Correspondence
Dates: 1857-1858

Notes for lectures on 'Geographical Evolution', late 19th century

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Identifier: Coll-74/9/1
Scope and Contents Notes for 6 lectures on 'Geographical Evolution', encompasing a wide variety of related subjects. Sir Archibald Geike looked at various geological periods and how both the areas occupied by land and water changed over time. He looked at the creation of many geological formations, at the materials they were composed of and the processes involved, including the infleunce of different elements within the natural world. He used as examples numerous locations, mostly within the British Isles but...
Dates: late 19th century