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Aitken, J.D., and D.J. Glass, editors
Saskatoon, SK: Geological Association of Canada / Canadian Society of Petroleum Engineers, 1973.
Octavo, black cloth gilt lettered. pp (vi), 368, (2); photos, charts, maps in text. Library discard, with evidence of removed labels at foot of spine, rubber stamps on endpapers, else a fine copy of this collection of 18 papers.
$30.00                          Book Number: 30882                          Order / Enquire

BARNES, Harry H., Jr
ROUGHNESS CHARACTERISTICS OF NATURAL CHANNELS. Color photographic and descriptive data for 50 stream channels for which roughness coefficients have been determined
Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1987.
Third printing (first was 1967). Octavo, dark blue fabricoid gilt. pp vi, 213. Fine copy, no owner names. U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 1849.
$20.00                          Book Number: 32947                          Order / Enquire

Ottawa: Edmond Cloutier, King's Printer, 1941.
Tall octavo. Pale grey card covers. [2], iv,176, [4] pp, three colour folding maps in pouch at rear. Yellowing to page edges, spine, and margins of covers, light cover soiling, VG tight copy, no owner names. Canada Department of Mines and Resources, Geological Survey Memoir 226..
$35.00                          Book Number: 24852                          Order / Enquire

DANA, James D.
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1879.
Later printing (first US was in 1872). Octavo. pp 406 + colour frontispiece + 3 plates with tissue guards + 1 map + 1 folding map at rear, top edge gilt. Index. Numerous woodcut illustrations and maps in text. Lacking the folding map of Fiji at rear. Folding isocrymal chart of the world at rear has a fold split neatly repaired, one corner chip, creases. Rebound in modern blue buckram. Ink digits at bottom of Contents page and last page, else a mainly fine, clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Dana was Professor of Geology and Mineralogy at Yale and a member of the Wilkes U.S. Exploring Expedition. of 1838-42, which visited the Tuamotus, the Societies, Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji. The steel engravings are after A.T. Agate (Utiroa, Cocoanut Grove at Fakaafo or Bowditch Island, Scene at Oatafu Island). Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$45.00                          Book Number: 33832                          Order / Enquire

GARLAND, G. D., editor
CONTINENTAL DRIFT. The Royal Society of Canada Special Publications, no. 9.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press (with The Royal Society of Canada), 1966.
Green cloth stamped in gilt. (x), 140 pp + 3 folding maps in pouch at rear; maps, diagrams and photos in text. Soft ripple to lower outer corner of half-title leaf, else a fine copy, no owner marks. "The possibility that the continents of the earth have undergone major changes in position during the earth's history has fascinated scholars for at least least three hundred years. Recently, evidence from several scientific disciplines has shown that the possibility must be very seriously considered in any study of the surface features of the earth. The first part of the present volume consists of papers given at a symposium on continental drift, held at the annual meeting of the Royal Society of Canada, in Charlottetown in June 1964. They present the views of three geophysicists, a botanist, and an astronomer. In these papers, the present evidence for or against continental drift is reviewed and the authors in most cases draw their own conclusions. The reader will find that there is not unanimous agreement in favour of drift." - Preface. Part II is "Evidence on Continental Drift from the Arctic and Eastern Seaboard of Canada". All the contributors were Canadian scientists. The theory of "plate techtonics" was only developed in the mid-1960s.
$30.00                          Book Number: 25504                          Order / Enquire

Karlstrom, Thor N.V.
The problem of the Cochrane in late Pleistocene chronology : a contribution to general geology
Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956.
Octavo, pp (299)-(331), stapled in card covers. Index, map and chart in text, folding chart in pouch at rear. Ink name at top of front cover, else fine. Geological Survey Bulletin 1021- J. "The highly controversial dating of the youngest readvance of the retreating Wisconsin ice sheet in North America is discussed along with the implications of peat and wood samples from the Cochrane area and dated by radiocarbon methods." - title page. Cochrane is in Northern Ontario. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.
$10.00                          Book Number: 43316                          Order / Enquire

LOUDON, W.J. (J.B. Tyrrell)
Toronto: Macmillan, 1930.
Red cloth. pp (x), 257 + frontispiece portrait; index. One inch tear to fore margin of last leaf (no text affected), very light yellowing to page edges; front free endpaper softly rippled, else fine. The cream non-pictorial jacket has a ring stain on front panel, there are a few small chips, the spine is quite tanned with lettering illegible; just good. INSCRIBED BY J.B. TYRELL TO PIERRE BERTON "Mr Pierre Berton with compliments of J.B.Tyrrell (n his hand). Berton has made vertical pencil lines in the text margins. The first biography of the great Canadian geologist. Joseph Burr Tyrrell (1858-1957) was a cartographer, geologist and mining consultant. Heading an expedition to the Red River Valley in 1884, he made the first discovery of dinosaur remains in the Red Deer River area, excavating the nearly intact head of a previously unknown species, now called Albertosaurus sarcophagus. He was also the first to report the existence of coal seams at the future site of Drumheller. Tyrrell spent the summers of 1885 and 1886 continuing and completing his survey of the central area of Alberta, from the Bow River in the south to the North Saskatchewan River in the north. Between 1887 and 1891 he went exploring in the summers in North Western Manitoba. In May 1893, J.B. Tyrrell set out for Lake Athabasca and the Barren Lands, accompanied by his brother, J.W.Tyrrell. James wrote a book about it, Across the sub-arctics of Canada (Toronto: 1897), which is a classic of exploration in the North. Throughout the rest of the 19th century and the early 20th century he explored and mapped much more, pausing in 1899-1905 to be in Dawson City for the gold rush. Canada's Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Alberta was named in his honour. Pierre Berton (1920-2004) was a famous Canadian TV personality, journalist, and author of mostly popular history. No doubt more Canadians learned their Canadian history from Berton than from any other printed source. Berton, of course, wrote on Tyrrell in his books. W.J. Loudon was himself a considerable person, teaching mathematics and physics at the University of Toronto for many years and authoring an excellent book on bass fishing. An outstanding Canadian artifact, associating two giants of our culture.
$150.00                          Book Number: 44848                          Order / Enquire

Ottawa: Queen's Printer, 1959.
Octavo, pp 72, pale grey card covers, two large colour folding maps in pouch at rear. Light sunning to spine and inner margin of covers,small chip at foot of spine, else fine, no owner names. Canada Department of Mines and Technical Surveys, Geological Survey of Canada Memoir 305
$19.50                          Book Number: 41879                          Order / Enquire

MULLER, J.E. and M.E. Atchison
Ottawa: Geological Survey of Canada, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, 1971.
(viii), 49 pp + folding map in pouch at rear. VG clean copy. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.
$18.00                          Book Number: 25705                          Order / Enquire

Rudwick, Martin J. S.
Bursting the Limits of Time: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Revolution
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.
Thick quarto, black cloth. pp xxiv, 708. Illustrated, bibliography, index. Fine in fine jacket. Note: 3 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$75.00                          Book Number: 46090                          Order / Enquire

A DISCOURSE ON THE STUDIES OF THE UNIVERSITY. With an Introduction by Sir Eric Ashby and Mary Anderson
England and New York: Leceister University Press / Humanities Press, 1969.
Blue boards. pp (26), (viii), 198. Facsimile reprint, with new Introduction, of the Cambridge 1832 edition. Light and neat ink underling to only half a dozen scattered words in text, a few tiny ink margin ticks, small ink note at bottom of rear flap of jacket, else fine, no owner names. Orange price-clipped dust jacket has a light damp stain at bottom, edge nicks and minor rubbing, VG and bright otherwise. A volume in the publisher's The Victorian Library series. An argument for the liberalization of the English university curriculum. Sedgwick was the great Christian geologist at Cambridge who got Darwin interested in the subject. "This volume reprints the expanded, published version of the discourse given in 1832 in Trinity College Cambridge. Adam Sedgwick dealt with two controversial issues of his time; the significance of the new gerological data about the origins of the earth, and the attitude which Christians should adopt towards the theory of utility." - jacket.
$17.50                          Book Number: 26206                          Order / Enquire

SHAW, Margaret Mason (Jack Bush)
CANADIAN PORTRAITS: Tyrrell, Camsell, Cross, LaBine. Geologists and Prospectors
Toronto: Ryerson, 1958.
Octavo, blue cloth. pp (xii), 190, (6). Fine copy, no owner names. Jacket has light rubbing, tiny nicks, VG otherwise. With 8 line drawings including portraits by noted Canadian painter Jack Bush.
$15.00                          Book Number: 38187                          Order / Enquire

Sheets-Pyenson, Susan
John William Dawson: Faith, Hope and Science
Montreal & Kingston: McGill - Queens University Press, 1996.
Octavo, black cloth. pp (22), 274. Photos, notes, index. Fine in fine jacket. Biography of J.W. Dawson, 1820-99, the great Canadian geologist, principal of McGill for forty years, tireless promoter of science in Canada.
$21.95                          Book Number: 45533                          Order / Enquire

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