THIS book provides a summary of geological history; but it must be stated at once that this history has special reference to North America, since mention—end that brief—is made of only a few non-American topics or examples. It is not intended for the specialist, its aim being to provide a short general survey of earth-history. As the authors say, their intention is to bring into relief the high lights of this history, and this they certainly succeed in doing.

    Outlines of Historical Geology

    By Prof. Charles Schuchert Prof. Carl O. Dunbar. Third edition, entirely rewritten. Pp. v + 241. (New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.; London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1937.) 12s. 6d. net.

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    Geology. Nature 145, 138 (1940).

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