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Nature volume 145, page 138 (27 January 1940) | Download Citation



THE first edition of this book was published in 1911, and while the same general arrangement is retained in the new volume, the former chapters on historical geology have been omitted and the section on applied geology extended, so that it now forms nearly two-thirds of the book. No new illustrations are used, all the diagrams being taken from the old edition. Much material is quoted direct from other authors, and modern treatment of subjects such as clays and soils is lacking. The bibliographies which are given with various chapters would be improved by the inclusion of fuller details and dates; the titles of works published more than sixty years ago could well be replaced by those of more recent text-books.

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