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The geological sciences in the antebellum South / edited by James X. Corgan.

Corgan, James X.
[1982], ©1982
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University, Ala. : University of Alabama Press, [1982], ©1982.

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195 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


Papers originally presented at a symposium held during a Southeastern sectional meeting of the Geological Society of America in Birmingham, March 1980
Includes index


Introduction -- Andrew Ellicott's geological observations in the Mississippi Valley and Florida in 1796-1800 / George W. White -- South Carolina state geological surveys of the nineteenth century / Anne Millbrooke -- Early American geological surveys and Gerard Troost's field assistants, 1831-1836 / James X. Corgan -- Mineral fertilizers in Southern agriculture / Richard C. Sheridan -- William Barton Rogers and the Virginia Geological Survey, 1835-1842 / Michele L. Aldrich and Alan E. Leviton -- Southern influences on the career of Joseph Nicollet / Martha Coleman Bray -- Antebellum geological surveys in Kentucky and their contribution to the Shaler surveys of the 1870s / Ivan L. Zabilka -- Charles Lyell's observations on southeastern geology / Daniel D. Arden -- The second geological career of Ebenezer Emmons / Markes E. Johnson.

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Bibliography: p. [171]-185



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