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Eighth Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey 1886-87

by Powell, J.W.

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  • Catalogue No : 34844
  • Published : 1889
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 476-1063
  • Publisher : Government Printing Office
  • Published In : Washington
  • Illustrations : 21 plates (some folding, some double-page), 11 folding, col maps, b/w figs


Part II only. Contains four large papers: The Trenton Limestone as a Source of Petroleum and Inflammable Gas in Ohio and Indiana by E. Orton; The Geographical Distribution of Fossil Plants by L.F. Ward; Summary of the Geology of the Quicksilver Deposits of the Pacific Slope by G.F. Becker; The Geology of the Island of Mount Desert, Maine by N.S. Shaler. The United States Geological Survey was established by an act of Congress in 1879 and was charged with the 'classification of the public lands and examination of the geological structure, mineral resources, and products of the national domain'. The eighth Annual Report was produced by John Wesley Powell (1834-1902) who served as the second director of the U.S. Geological Survey, 1881–1894. The volume contains a series of important papers, accompanied with fascinating black and white illustrations and attractive lithographic maps.


Ex-lib, Letchworth and District Naturalists' Society Museum Library. 4to, orig. cloth, rubbed, scuffed and a little worn; otherwise a good copy of this Annual Report.

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