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Scope and Contents Notes and text for five lectures on geology. Sir Archibald Geikie placed civilisation, religion and mythology in the context of geological development, looking at geolgical formations and the processes and materials involved in their creation.
Scope and Contents The Correspondence: Sir Arthur William Rücker to James Smith sub-series consists of:
- 34 letters, alphabetically arranged (1863/1900)
Scope and Contents Text of lecture looking at geological themes, such as landscape, physical geography, the formation of continents, types of rock and volcanic activity, and relating them to such subjects as the relationship between man and nature, mythology, history and religion.
Scope and Contents Notes and text for seven lectures looking at the geological history of the American continent, looking at specific locations therein, based partly on results from American survey work. These locations were related to to other places around the world, particularly in Britain and Europe. A variety of geological formations were looked at, including that of the continent itself, considering the materials which make them up and the geological timeframe.
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay from A Delesse thanking him for sending the third edition of his work 'Physical Geology and Geography of Great Britain'. He goes on to ask some questions connected directly with illustrations in the work. He also mentions Ramsay's interest, his own work 'Lithology of the bottom of the ocean'.
Dates: 13 November 1872
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note for 'Fath' and 'fithe', for which no meaning is given in English; 'Laic' and 'Lait' which is equivalent to 'Iona' meaning 'brink of sleep'; and 'Cailcem' which is 'sandbank or seabank raised above its surroundings'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: September 1909