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System of Mineralogy

System of Mineralogy

Volume 2

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Earth Science

  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108029742

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  • Robert Jameson (1774–1854) was a renowned geologist who held the chair of natural history at Edinburgh from 1804 until his death. A pupil of Gottlob Werner at Freiberg, he was in turn one of Charles Darwin's teachers. Originally a follower of Werner's influential theory of Neptunism to explain the formation of the earth's crust, and an opponent of Hutton and Playfair, he was later won over by the idea that the earth was formed by natural processes over geological time. He was a controversial writer, accused of bias towards those who shared his Wernerian sympathies such as Cuvier, while attacking Playfair, Hutton and Lyell. He built up an enormous collection of geological specimens, which provided the evidence for his System of Mineralogy, first published in 1808 and here reprinted from the second edition of 1816. Volume 2 continues 'earthy minerals' and covers saline and inflammable minerals, including coals.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108029742
    • length: 512 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.65kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I (continued). Class I: Earthy Minerals:
    17. Hornblende family
    18. Chrysolite family
    19. Basalt family
    20. Dolomite family
    21. Limestone family
    22. Apatite family
    23. Fluor family
    24. Gypsum family
    25. Boracite family
    26. Baryte family
    27. Hallite family
    Part II. Class II: Saline Minerals:
    1. Earthy salts
    2. Alkaline salts
    3. Metallic salts
    Part III. Class III: Inflammable Minerals:
    1. Sulphur family
    2. Bituminous family
    3. Graphite family
    4. Resin family
    Appendix.

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    Robert Jameson

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