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Image for Polished Stone Articles Used by the New York Aborigines Before and During European Occupations (Bulletin of the New York State Museum, Vol. 4, No. 18, November 1897)

Polished Stone Articles Used by the New York Aborigines Before and During European Occupations (Bulletin of the New York State Museum, Vol. 4, No. 18, November 1897)

By: Beauchamp, William M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: University of the State of New York: 1897

Seller ID: 2289195

Condition: Very Good


Spine bumped, rear wrapper creased, small ink initials on front wrapper, wrappers faintly toned. 1897 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 102 pp. CONTENTS: Introduction; Polished Stone Implements: Celts, Gouges, Adzes and Hoes, Stone Balls, Ornaments, Hammerstones and Mullers, Pestles, Postone, Stone Plummets, Sinew Stones, Stone Pipes, Tubes, Bayonet Slates, Amulets, Boat Stones, Cups and Mortars, Double-edged Slate Knives, The Woman's Knife, Banner Stones, Gorgets, Grooved Axes, Polished Perforators, Grooved Boulders, Miscellaneous; Explanation of Plates; Index. View more info

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Earthquakes and Geological Discovery (Scientific American Library)

By: Bolt, Bruce A.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Scientific American Library: 1993

Seller ID: 2295387

ISBN: 0716750406

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 1993 Large Hardcover. 229 pp. Explores the origins and history of seismology, advancements in earthquake prediction and risk reduction, and seismic geology. View more info

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Geology of the Northern Appalachian Basin Western New York (Field Trips Guidebook for New York State Geological Association 54th Annual Meeting)

By: Buehler, Edward J.; Calkin, Parker E.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York State Geological Association: 1982

Seller ID: 2266349

Condition: Very Good


Light smudge, minor tear and ink name on front wrapper. 1982 Spiral-Bound Softcover. vi, 385 pp. New York State Geological Association, 54th Annual Meeting, October 8-10, 1982, Amherst, New York. Guidebook for field trips in Western New York, Northern Pennsylvania and adjacent, Southern Ontario. Edward J. Buehler and Parker E. Calkin, Editors. Department of Geological Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo. Held in conjunction with 11th Annual Meeting, Eastern Section American Association of Petroleum Geologists. View more info

Image for Reports of Wm. A. Burt and Bela Hubbard, Esqs. on the Geography, Topography and Geology of the U.S. Surveys of the Mineral Region of the South Shore of Lake Superior, for 1845; Accompanied by a List of Working and Organized Mining Companies; a List of Mineral Locations; by Whom Made, and a Correct Map of the Mineral Region, Delineating the Township and Section Lines, and Their Connection with the Location Lines; and also, a Chart of Lake Superior, Reduced from the British Admiralty Survey.

Reports of Wm. A. Burt and Bela Hubbard, Esqs. on the Geography, Topography and Geology of the U.S. Surveys of the Mineral Region of the South Shore of Lake Superior, for 1845; Accompanied by a List of Working and Organized Mining Companies; a List of Mineral Locations; by Whom Made, and a Correct Map of the Mineral Region, Delineating the Township and Section Lines, and Their Connection with the Location Lines; and also, a Chart of Lake Superior, Reduced from the British Admiralty Survey.

By: Burt, Wm. A.; Hubbard, Bela; Houghton, J.; Bristol, T.W.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Charles Willcox: 1846

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289843

Condition: Good


First edition. Presentation copy ('Silas H. Douglass, from the authors' in pencil on front endpaper). Lacks fold-out map. Binding loosening, 1 inch tear to spine head, custom spine label added by a previous owner, Western Reserve Historical Society bookplate on front endpaper. 1846 Small Hard Cover. 109, [1] pp. Howes B-1027: First investigation into Michigan's mineral wealth. Sabin 38676. View more info

Image for New York State Museum Bulletin Nos. 207, 208, March-April 1918: Fourteenth Report of the Director of the State Museum and Science Department, Including the Seventy-First Report of the State Museum, the Thirty-Seventh Report of the State Geologist and the Report of the State Paleontologist for 1917

New York State Museum Bulletin Nos. 207, 208, March-April 1918: Fourteenth Report of the Director of the State Museum and Science Department, Including the Seventy-First Report of the State Museum, the Thirty-Seventh Report of the State Geologist and the Report of the State Paleontologist for 1917

By: Clarke, John M.; Dale, Nelson C.; Buddington, A.F.; Alling, Harold L.; Whitlock, H.P.; Parker, Arthur C.; Smyth, C.H.; Penrose, R.A.F.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The University of the State of New-York: 1918

Seller ID: 2104139

Condition: Near Fine


Top of front board lightly spotted. 1918 Hard Cover. 211, [13] pp. 8vo. Includes four fold-outs and several photographs. CONTENTS: Introduction; Legal Status and Scope of the State Museum; Codification of the State Museum Law; Present Condition and Activities of the Museum; The Scientific Reservations Belonging to the State Museum; Department Publications; Report on the Geological Survey; Report of the State Botanist; Report of the State Entomologist; Report of the Zoologist; Report of the Archeologist and Ethnologist; Staff of the Department of Science; Accessions to the Collections; Scientif... View more info

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Story of Howe Caverns

By: Clymer, Virgil H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Howe Caverns, Inc.: 1941

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2276020

Condition: Near Fine


Second edition. Faint stain on rear board. 1941 Hard Cover. 72 pp. Fold-out map follows text. This book has been published to meet the constant requests from historians, textbook writers, librarians, teachers and visitors for data pertaining to the history and development of Howe Caverns. Howe Caverns are thirty-eight miles west of Albany, New York, and about two miles on a paved road from N.Y. 7. Beautifully illustrated in both B/W and color lithographs. Foldout map on back cover. View more info

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Flood Plain Information, Red Creek and Genesee River in the Towns of Brighton and Henrietta, Monroe County, New York

By: Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Genesee River Basin Regional Water Resources Planning Board: 1972

Seller ID: 2005577

Condition: Very Good


Lightly toned. 1972 Spiral-Bound Softcover. iv, 48 pp. 8 plates. A government study of flood plains in western New York, with numerous photographs, fold-out maps and plates. View more info

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A Geographical View of the World, Embracing the Manners, Customs and Pursuits of Every Nation; Founded on the Best Authorities. Revised, Corregted and Improved [Corrected]

By: Goldshith, J. [Goldsmith]; Percival, James G.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: D. F. Robinson & Co.: 1831

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: 2294792

Condition: Good


Sixth edition. Leather lightly rubbed, ink name and pencil notes on front free endpaper, some pages lightly foxed. 1831 Full-Leather. 406, 46 pp. Illustrated by eight copperplate views. A Geographical View of the World, Embracing the Manners, Customs and Pursuits of Every Nation; Founded on the Best Authorities. Revised, Corregted and Improved [Corrected]. View more info

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Jade: Stone of Heaven

By: Gump, Richard

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1980

Edition: 8th Printing

Seller ID: 2282785

ISBN: 0385017057

Condition: Good


8th printing. Ink inscription on endpaper, jacket lightly rubbed. 1980 Hard Cover. A history of the exotic stone, from its natural history through its appearance in culture, including information through the 20th century. View more info

Image for Below the Convergence: Voyages Towards Antarctica, 1699-1839

Below the Convergence: Voyages Towards Antarctica, 1699-1839

By: Gurney, Alan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pimlico: 1998

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2200043

ISBN: 0712673296

Condition: Good


1st printing. Shelf wear, pages toned. 1998 Trade Paperback. 315 pp. The Tantalising theory of a huge southern continent, Terra Australis Incognita, had haunted the imaginations of countless geographers throughout history. Not until the second of his great voyages in 1773 did James Cook finally lay the theory to rest. This wonderfully written book tells the story of British, American and Russian expeditions, from the astronomers Halley's voyage in the Paramore in 1699 to the sealer John Balleny's 1839 voyage in the Eliza Scott, all in search of land, fur or elephant seals. These were voyages f... View more info

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Marine Geology and Oceanography of the Arctic Seas

By: Herman, Yvonne (Editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1968086

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lightly rubbed. 1974 Large Hardcover. ix, 397 pp. Bibliography and index follow text. A collection of scientific essays about the geology and oceanography of the Arctic seas, contributed by various authors. The fifteen chapters consider the oceanographic and topographic setting of the region. The past atmospheric circulatory patterns, the structure and evolution of the crust beneath the Arctic and surrounding seas, as well as the origin and mode of dispersal of sediments are discussed. Special problems include biostratigraphic correlations, paleooceanography and faunal evolution... View more info

Image for A Review of the Report upon the Physics and Hydraulics of the Mississippi River; upon the Protection of the Alluvial Region against Overflow; and upon the Deepening of the Mouths; Based upon Surveys and Investigations Made Under Acts of Congress

A Review of the Report upon the Physics and Hydraulics of the Mississippi River; upon the Protection of the Alluvial Region against Overflow; and upon the Deepening of the Mouths; Based upon Surveys and Investigations Made Under Acts of Congress

By: Humphreys, A.A.; Abbot, H.L.; Abbot, Edwin Hale

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Crosby and Nichols: 1862

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2007202

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Wrappers lightly toned. 1862 Trade Paperback. 42 pp. Printed wrappers, sewn binding. A study of characteristics of the Mississippi River related to flooding and flood protection, printed during the American Civil War. View more info

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Gems and Gem Materials

By: Kraus, Edward Henry; Slawson, Chester Baker

Price: $10.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.: 1947

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2208367

Condition: Good


Fifth edition. No jacket, edges rubbed, spine-head and spine-base lightly toned. 1947 Hard Cover. ix, 332 pp. From the dawn of time to the present day, gemstones have had a major role in the development and progress of the human race. This fascinating book provides a wealth of gemological information, including historical analyses and scientific methodologies that conduce to make this a veritably encyclopedic study of all aspects of the field. Both accessible and scientific at the same time, this fascinating book is perfect for anyone with an interest in gemology and constitutes a great addit... View more info

Image for The Incomparable Valley: A Geologic Interpretation of the Yosemite, Including Twenty-Four Photographs by Ansel Adams

The Incomparable Valley: A Geologic Interpretation of the Yosemite, Including Twenty-Four Photographs by Ansel Adams

By: Matthes, Fancois E.; Fryxell, Fritiof

Price: $6.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1966

Seller ID: 2267103

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed and creased, faint stain on rear wrapper. 1966 Trade Paperback. xiii, 160 pp. A geological study of Yosemite, with 24 black-and-white photographs by Ansel Adams. View more info

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A Field Guide to Australian Opals

By: O'Leary, Barrie

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Gemcraft Pty., Ltd.: 1984

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2263305

ISBN: 0727003879

Condition: Near Fine


Second edition. Jacket faintly toned. Ink stamp on front endpaper, pages faintly toned. 1984 Hard Cover. 159 pp. Numerous color photos highlight this practical and authoritative field guide that names every recorded opal deposit in Australia and pinpoints its location. View more info

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Mineral Resources of the States and Territories West of the Rocky Mountains.

By: Raymond, Rossiter W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Government Printing Office: 1869

Seller ID: 1893275

Condition: Good


Spine faded, light stain along top margin. 1869 Hard Cover. iv, 256 pp. Includes topographical sketch of Landon Hill, numerous diagrams and tables. A report on mining statistics, treating California, Nevada, Montana, Idaho, Arizona, Utah, and Panama. Also includes a section on the relation of law and government to mining. View more info

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The Economics of Mining

By: Rickard, T.A.; Ingalls, W.R.; Hoover, H.C.; Brown, R. Gilman

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Engineering and Mining Journal: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291626

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket. A nice copy. 1905 Large Hardcover. vi, 421 pp. Red boards. Gilt titles on spine. The pages of this book furnish a reprint of a number of articles, bearing upon the cost of mining, which have appeared in The Engineering and Mining Journal between January, 1903, and June 1905, a period of two and a half years. As affecting the economic aspect of a world-wide problem, I have included a number of articles dealing with those ethical and financial considerations which are no less important to the industry than the scientific principles underlying the actual breaking and mil... View more info

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Tide Pools (A Harpercollins Nature Study Book)

By: Rood, Ronald

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Harper Trophy: 1993

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2296339

ISBN: 0064461513

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Very minor general wear. 1993 Soft Cover. 48 pp. Introduces the many kinds of sea creatures that can be found in tide pools, including starfish, mollusks, crustaceans, and jellyfish. View more info

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Come Drill a Well in My Back Yard

By: Scoper, Jr., Vincent

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Vincent Scoper, Jr.: 1978

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 2208592

Condition: Near Fine


7th printing. A nice copy. 1978 Trade Paperback. 96 pp. Come Drill A Well In My Backyard is the best resource to assist the layman with an understanding of what is required so that an oil and gas well can be drilled, and then produced. The entire cycle is explained from the generation of a geological prospect and obtaining oil and gas leases to drilling and completing a well.KEYWORDS: DRILL DRILLING OIL INDUSTRY GEOLOGY SCIENCE HISTORY ENGINEERING View more info

Image for Hours of Exercise in the Alps. [with] Notes and Comments on Ice and Glaciers and Other Scraps. Voyage to Algeria to Observe the Eclipse.

Hours of Exercise in the Alps. [with] Notes and Comments on Ice and Glaciers and Other Scraps. Voyage to Algeria to Observe the Eclipse.

By: Tyndall, John

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York: D. Appleton & Company: 1873

Seller ID: 2012618

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Ink gift note on front flyleaf with poem by J.O. Roe, a prominent 19th century EENT doctor in Rochester, NY, dated Rochester, N.Y. Dec 25 1873, with another two-line poem on the next blank. Front free endpaper removed, small dealer bookplate on rear endpaper. viii, 473 pp. 8vo. 6-page terminal publisher ad. Engraved frontispiece. A firsthand account of adventures in the Alps, featuring sections on The Matterhorn and Mont Blanc, among others. A description of ice and glaciers, with an account of a voyage to Algeria to view an eclipse, is included also under a separate title page (p. ... View more info

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Roadside Geology of New York

By: Van Diver, Bradford B.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Mountain Press: 1985

Seller ID: 2204813

Condition: Good


Ink underlining and highlighting on 14 pages, ink number on front cover, brief ink note following text. 1985 Trade Paperback. x, 411 pp. Road by road, the author carefully points out in layman's terms the complex bedrock geology and glacial sculpture that combine to create the many landscapes of New York. Anyone interested in geology, general natural history, geography, or history of New York will find this book an indispensible and enjoyable reference at the most fundamental level. View more info

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Elementary Geology: Applied to Prospecting

By: Walker, John F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Department of Mines: 1965

Seller ID: 2266785

Condition: Very Good


Light stain on front wrapper, a few faint creases to wrappers. 1965 Soft Cover. 185 pp. CONTENTS: Preface; History of Geology and Mining; History of the Formation of the Earth's Crust; Mineralogy; The Work of Agencies Modifying the Earth's Surface; Igneous Rocks; Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks; Faults, Fractures, Mountain-building; Origin and Classification of Mineral Deposits; Maps; Prospecting; Development of Prospects; Physiography and Geology of British Columbia; Glossary; Weights; Safety Hints. View more info

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Excavating Victorians (SUNY series, Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century)

By: Zimmerman, Virginia

Price: $20.00

Publisher: State University of New York Press: 2008

Seller ID: 2277108

ISBN: 0791472809

Condition: Very Good


Ink stamp on page base, faint odor of smoke. 2008 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. x, 231 pp. Excavating Victorians examines nineteenth-century Britain’s reaction to the revelations about time and natural history provided by the new sciences of geology and archaeology. The Victorians faced one of the greatest paradigm shifts in history: the bottom dropped out of time, and they had to reinvent their relationship to the earth and to time and history. These new sciences took the Victorians by storm, inundating them with fossils, skeletal remains, and potsherds—ar... View more info

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The Wonders of Geology

By: [Goodrich, Samuel Griswold]

Price: $35.00

Publisher: C.H. Peirce and G.C. Rand: 1844

Seller ID: 2207257

Condition: Very Good


Top corners slightly exposed, light surface tear to front paste-down endpaper (from apparent removal of bookplate), light spot to page ridge, a few pages faintly foxed. 1844 Hard Cover. iv, 291 pp. CONTENTS: Introduction - History of the Science, Uses of Geology, Astronomical View of the Earth; Physical Structure of the Earth; Definitions of Geology; Classification of Rocks; Changes of the Earth's Surface; Descriptive Geology - Stratified Rocks, Alluvium, Diluvium or Drift, Tertiary Formation, Secondary Rocks, Primary Stratified Rocks, Primary Unstratified Rocks; Organic Remains - Organic Rema... View more info