Edward Hitchcock classroom lecture notes, "Geology"

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Title

Edward Hitchcock classroom lecture notes, "Geology"

Subject

Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864 – Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.

Description

Natural history lecture notes by Edward Hitchcock introducing the subject of geology to his students. Hitchcock discusses some of the difficulties involved in studying geology, such as less distinct differences between types of rocks, changes in rock structure due to heat, air, and water, and the challenge of examining rocks within the earth to confirm facts. He touches on several aspects of geology, especially the concept of strata, explaining the different types. Hitchcock lists several different types of rocks, such as granite, gneiss, slate, quartz, and red sandstone, and summarizes their composition, structures, varieties, and usual geological position. He additionally writes in-depth about different organic remains found within rocks, including different types of shells, plant matter, and animal remains.

Creator

Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864

Source

Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers

Publisher

Amherst College Archives & Special Collections

Date

1826-1855

Contributor

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Rights

Public Domain: This material has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. While Amherst College Archives & Special Collections claims no rights or authority over this material, we do ask that any publication or use of this material cite the Archives & Special Collections at Amherst College as the source of the images and the repository where the original documents can be found.

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Format

1 item (79 pages) ; 27 cm, Pagination includes 4 inserts as well as blank pages not digitized.

Language

English

Type

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Identifier

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Files

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Citation

Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864, “Edward Hitchcock classroom lecture notes, "Geology",” Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers, accessed August 2, 2021, https://eohp.omeka.net/items/show/55.