The Glacial History of Nantucket and Cape Cod; With an Argument for a Fourth Centre of Glacial Dispersion in North America. J. Howard Wilson.
The Glacial History of Nantucket and Cape Cod; With an Argument for a Fourth Centre of Glacial Dispersion in North America
The Glacial History of Nantucket and Cape Cod; With an Argument for a Fourth Centre of Glacial Dispersion in North America
The Glacial History of Nantucket and Cape Cod; With an Argument for a Fourth Centre of Glacial Dispersion in North America

The Glacial History of Nantucket and Cape Cod; With an Argument for a Fourth Centre of Glacial Dispersion in North America

New York: The Columbia University Press, 1906. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. [6], vii-x, 1-90, [3] (publisher's advertisements) pp. Illustrated with thirty-three plates, black and white photographs of the glaciers discussed in the book, the deposits of fossils and sediments found within them, the Newfoundland Ice Sheet, and other places of geological interest. Also includes five fold-out maps in the rear, three of Lake Shaler and two geological maps of the Island of Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Cape Cod. Royal blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine. The first volume in the Columbia University Geological Series. An interesting association copy, with Professor Frank Leverett's name written on the front pastedown. Laid in is a letter from Professor Frank Leverett (a professor of geology at the University of Michigan) to Professor J.F. Kemp (a geology professor at Columbia University). In his letter to Prof. Kemp, Leverett poses several questions about Dr. Wilson's dissertation (with the relevant page numbers in Wilson's book included). He inquires about the evidence supporting Wilson's hypothesis of a fourth glacial formation that influenced the distribution of sediments and fossils across North America. Dr. Leverett notes that he has read the book with great interest, and asks Dr. Kemp to refer his letter and questions raised in it to Dr. Wilson. Wilson's response to Professor Leverett is also laid in. He addresses each question Leverett poses and refers Leverett to the relevant evidence that he considers to be supportive of his own theory (National Academy of Sciences: "James Furman Kemp", "Frank Leverett"; The Wilson Museum, "John Howard Wilson"). A fascinating record of a scientific correspondence, illuminating different schools of thought on mineralogy and glaciology in 20th-century American Geology. Very Good+. Item #00008203

A Very Good+ book with the bookplate of George Mahon Stanley on the front pastedown and a stamp from the University of Michigan Library on the recto of the free front endpaper ("Not added by the University of Michigan Library").

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