Field Geology


IN the modestly-written preface to this little volume,the author naturally refers to the difficulty which he experienced in determining what subjects ought properly to be treated under the title of “Field Geology.” It would have been defensible to have included in such a work as the present useful, if somewhat desultory, suggestions upon almost every branch of geological inquiry, and thus to have expanded the convenient manual into a ponderous treatise; we believe, however, that the author has exercised a very wise discretion in restricting the work within its present limits, and making it of as practical a character as possible; for everything calculated to increase the size, weight, and price of the book must, perforce, have tended to prevent it from occupying that place for which it is primarily designed—the portmanteau of the working geologist.

Field Geology.

By W. Henry Penning, Geologist, H.M. Geological Survey of England and Wales. With a Section on Palæontology, by A. J. Jukes-Browne, B.A, F.G.S., H.M. Geological Survey. (London; Bailliére, Tyndall, and Cox, 1876.)

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J., J. Field Geology . Nature 14, 471–472 (1876).

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