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The Resource Foot steps of the ancient Great Glacier of North America : a long lost document of a revolution in 19th century geological theory, Harold W. Borns, Kirk Allen Maasch, editors

Foot steps of the ancient Great Glacier of North America : a long lost document of a revolution in 19th century geological theory, Harold W. Borns, Kirk Allen Maasch, editors

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Foot steps of the ancient Great Glacier of North America : a long lost document of a revolution in 19th century geological theory
Title
Foot steps of the ancient Great Glacier of North America
Title remainder
a long lost document of a revolution in 19th century geological theory
Statement of responsibility
Harold W. Borns, Kirk Allen Maasch, editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Dr. John K. DeLaski practiced medicine in the Penobscot Bay region of Maine and, in addition, was a naturalist with keen powers of observation. His study of the landscape led to his conclusion that a thick glacier had overtopped the highest hills, filled all of Penobscot Bay, extended far to the east and west and probably was part of a greater continental glacier. He published these observations and inferences in numerous local newspapers and magazines, as well as the American Journal of Science. His work put him on the ĺlteamĺl of Benjamin Silliman, James D. Dana and Louis Agassiz, all advocates for glaciation as the regional land shaping force as opposed to that of the Biblical Deluge, a major scientific conflict of the day both in North America and Europe. Agassiz and other prominent naturalists incorporated DeLaskiĺls observations into their own presentations, often without giving him credit. Published now for the first time, DeLaskiĺls summary work presents a holistic discussion of the controversy in which he presents his critical observations of surficial geology in Maine, southern New England and New Brunswick, Canada and concludes that these depositional and erosional features must be of glacial origin. All this was done while most ĺlnaturalistsĺl still advocated the Biblical Flood to explain the major components of surficial geology in North America and abroad
Biography type
contains biographical information
Dewey number
551.312
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Borns, H. W.
  • Maasch, Kirk A.
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  • Glaciers
  • Geology
  • Glaciology
  • Geology
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Foot steps of the ancient Great Glacier of North America : a long lost document of a revolution in 19th century geological theory, Harold W. Borns, Kirk Allen Maasch, editors
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Part I John Kimball DeLaski -- Biographical sketch -- The manuscript -- Part II The Ancient Great Glacier of North America -- Preface -- The phenomena of boulder drift -- Carver?s Harbor -- Research on rocks -- Vinalhaven and North Haven -- Camden Hills and Mount Desert -- Mount Desert to Holden -- Bangor to the Piscataquis Valley -- Mount Katahdin -- The inescapable conclusion -- A large glacier -- Evidence from all over North America -- Boulder drift theories -- Objection to iceberg theory continued -- An astronomical theory -- Astronomical theory continued -- Theory of mutable axis of the earth -- Continental upheaval and subsidence -- The changeable relations of land and water -- Supposed cause of the cold period -- Geologic record since the Devonian -- The climate cools -- A glacial time -- Duration of the glacial age -- End of the glacial age -- On the motion of glaciers -- Purpose of the glacier -- Late-glacial cold-water marine shells of Maine and adjacent regions
Control code
ocn900942712
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319131993
Isbn Type
(print)
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-13200-6
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)900942712
Label
Foot steps of the ancient Great Glacier of North America : a long lost document of a revolution in 19th century geological theory, Harold W. Borns, Kirk Allen Maasch, editors
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Part I John Kimball DeLaski -- Biographical sketch -- The manuscript -- Part II The Ancient Great Glacier of North America -- Preface -- The phenomena of boulder drift -- Carver?s Harbor -- Research on rocks -- Vinalhaven and North Haven -- Camden Hills and Mount Desert -- Mount Desert to Holden -- Bangor to the Piscataquis Valley -- Mount Katahdin -- The inescapable conclusion -- A large glacier -- Evidence from all over North America -- Boulder drift theories -- Objection to iceberg theory continued -- An astronomical theory -- Astronomical theory continued -- Theory of mutable axis of the earth -- Continental upheaval and subsidence -- The changeable relations of land and water -- Supposed cause of the cold period -- Geologic record since the Devonian -- The climate cools -- A glacial time -- Duration of the glacial age -- End of the glacial age -- On the motion of glaciers -- Purpose of the glacier -- Late-glacial cold-water marine shells of Maine and adjacent regions
Control code
ocn900942712
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319131993
Isbn Type
(print)
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-13200-6
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)900942712

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