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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 from Joseph Beete Jukes and family series consists of:
- 18 letters, chronologically arranged (1864-1871)
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.
Scope and Contents Notes for 4 lectures on the 'Volcanic History of Britain', given to the Royal Institution in 1886. Sir Archibald Geikie looked at the emergence of types of geological formations against a geological timeframe and how they have been affected by various processes, especially the action of volcanoes and materials produced by them, within the natural world. He used examples from numerous locations from different parts of the British Isles.
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 Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton. He encloses a report by Clarence King and explains the poor quality of his own entry in this. He discusses the formation of the basaltic plateaux which are cut by the Grand Canyon in the light of some articles written by Geikie. He concludes that there are 2 models of volcanic eruption: The Mediterranean Type where many small eruptions concentrated in a small area produce cinder cones and the Rocky Mountain Type where few very...
Dates: 20 January 1881
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton discussing his field trip to the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii). He reports on the large scale of the ultra basic basalt lava flows of the Mauna Loa eruption and the lack of cinder cones. He reports on the ferruginous nature of the lavas and their high olivine content along with observed layers of hematite and magnetite. He describes the volcano's impressive topography and its inability to support running water. He asks...
Dates: 23 January 1883
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton telling him that he is undertaking field work in New Mexico. He is concentrating on the plateau country aided by good topographic maps of the region. He tells Geikie that there are landforms and cliffs similar to those in Utah and Arizona with exposures of Triassic, Permain and Cretaceous strata. These are overlain with evidence of volcanic activity, ancient basalt of 50-200 feet depth on the plateau. Young basalt, in vast lava...
Dates: 21 July 1884
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Edward William Binney reporting on permian rocks which he has seen. He says that there are displays of plutonic action. He says that the green earths and red oxides observed are the result of volcanic action in water. He continues with some detailed observations of rock formations found in Ayrshire and a report of fossil trees found at Laggan Bay on the Isle of Arran.
Dates: 17 March 1865