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(1) Encyclopédie Scientifique: Bibliothèque de géologie et de minéralogie appliquées: Les Gisements de pétrole (2) The Oil Encyclopedia (3) The Economics of Petroleum

Abstract

THE “Encyclopédie Scientifique” constitutes a comparatively new departure in French technical literature, and has for its scope the ultimate publication of some thousand volumes dealing with the various phases of pure and applied science. M. Jean Chautard's little book (1) is apparently one of the earliest of the series, and if it indeed sets the standard of future productions, this encyclopedia will undoubtedly prove of very great value. Well written, profusely illustrated with photographs, maps, plans, diagrams and sections, this particular volume covers a wide subject in a minimum of space. The major part is concerned with the geology of petroleum and a consideration of the petroliferous regions of the world. Other chapters deal with the nature of petroleum, natural gas and solid hydrocarbons, their origin, mode of occurrence, surface manifestations, exploration, and economic development.

(1) Encyclopédie Scientifique: Bibliothèque de géologie et de minéralogie appliquées: Les Gisements de pétrole.

Par Jean Chautard. Pp. viii + viii + 330. (Paris: Gaston Doin, 1922.) 14 fr.

(2) The Oil Encyclopedia.

By Marcel Mitzakis. Pp. xvi + 551. (London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1922.) 21s. net.

(3) The Economics of Petroleum.

By Joseph E. Pogue. Pp. ix + 375. (New York: J. Wiley and Sons, Inc.; London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1921.) 33s. net.

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