Mission scientifique au Dahomey

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IN this work M. Hubert gives a very detailed description of the results of his various journeys in Dahomey, dealing principally with the meteorology, the action of surface waters and of the sea, and the geology. The volume is accompanied by an admirable geological map on the scale of 1: 1,250,000, giving the broad structural features of the colony as far as Sansan-Haoussa, on the Niger, in approximately 14° N. lat. It is, of course, idle to expert oentirely satisfactory conclusions at a comparatively early stage of investigation, but there is every reason to congratulate M. Hubert on the volume he has produced, on which much time and care have been lavished, and which constitutes a great advance in our knowledge of West African geology. M. Hubert mentions at the outset the characteristics well known to geologists on that coast, of a general simplicity of the main features, a complication in odetail and a woeful scarcity of fossils.

Mission scientifique au Dahomey.

By Henry Hubert. Pp. iv+568. (Paris: E. Larose, 1908.) Price 15 francs.

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P., J. Mission scientifique au Dahomey . Nature 78, 628–629 (1908) doi:10.1038/078628a0

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