The Elements of Geology eBook

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THE SCOPE AND AIM OF GEOLOGY1
PART I3
CHAPTER I3
THE CHEMICAL WORK OF WATER6
AGENTS OF MECHANICAL DISINTEGRATION7
ORGANIC AGENTS9
THE MANTLE OF ROCK WASTE9
MOVEMENTS OF THE MANTLE OF ROCK WASTE13
ROCK SCULPTURE BY WEATHERING16
CHAPTER II19
CHAPTER III27
TRANSPORTATION29
EROSION30
DEPOSITION32
LAND FORMS DUE TO RIVER EROSION34
YOUNG RIVER VALLEYS34
MATURE AND OLD RIVERS38
CHAPTER IV44
VALLEY DEPOSITS44
BASIN DEPOSITS49
DELTAS52
CHAPTER V54
VALLEY GLACIERS56
PIEDMONT GLACIERS61
THE GEOLOGICAL WORK OF GLACIER ICE61
CHAPTER VI67
TRANSPORTATION BY THE WIND67
WIND DEPOSITS68
WIND EROSION70
CHAPTER VII71
SEA EROSION71
SHORE DRIFT74
SHORES OF ELEVATION AND DEPRESSION76
SHORES OF DEPRESSION77
CHAPTER VIII80
OFFSHORE DEPOSITS80
DEEP-SEA OOZES AND CLAYS86
THE REEF-BUILDING CORALS87
PART II91
CHAPTER IX91
OSCILLATIONS OF THE CRUST92
FOLDINGS OF THE CRUST95
STRUCTURES DEVELOPED IN COMPRESSED ROCKS97
LAND FORMS DUE TO FOLDING98
FRACTURES AND DISLOCATIONS OF THE CRUST100
SURFACE FEATURES DUE TO DISLOCATIONS102
UNCONFORMITY106
CHAPTER X108
CHAPTER XI111
ERUPTIONS OF THE EFFUSIVE TYPE112
ERUPTIONS OF THE EXPLOSIVE TYPE114
VOLCANIC PRODUCTS116
FRAGMENTAL MATERIALS118
THE LIFE HISTORY OF A VOLCANO120
CHAPTER XII122
INTRUSIVE MASSES124
THE INTRUSIVE ROCKS126
CHAPTER XIII130
MINERAL VEINS133
PART III135
CHAPTER XIV135
FOSSILS AND WHAT THEY TEACH138
CHAPTER XV144
THE ALGONKIAN146
CHAPTER XVI150
THE CAMBRIAN151
THE LIFE OF THE CAMBRIAN PERIOD153
CHAPTER XVII156
THE ORDOVICIAN156
LIFE OF THE ORDOVICIAN159
THE SILURIAN160
LIFE OF THE SILURIAN161
CHAPTER XVIII162
LIFE OF THE DEVONIAN164
CHAPTER XIX167
THE PENNSYLVANIAN SERIES168
LIFE OF THE CARBONIFEROUS173
CHAPTER XX176
THE TRIASSIC AND JURASSIC177
THE CRETACEOUS179
LIFE OF THE MESOZOIC182
REPTILES OF THE MESOZOIC184
CHAPTER XXI189
LIFE OF THE TERTIARY PERIOD195
CHAPTER XXII201
THE PLEISTOCENE EPOCH201
THE LIFE OF THE QUATERNARY213
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