Title: La géologie Comparée
Publisher: Paris: F. Alcan, 1895, Paris
Publication Date: 1895
Edition: First Edition
FIRST EDITION. 8 vo. Orig. gilt cloth. iv, title, 296, 16(pub. cat., dated April 1895) pp. Text figs. With the J.D. Whitney gift bookplate to the Whitney Library, Harvard. The American geologist, J.D. Whitney (1819-96), Sturgis Hooper Professor at Harvard, was the discoverer of the Calaveras skull (1886). Mt. Whitney in California was named in his honor. Old paper label of the Museum of Comparative Zoology Library on spine and their embossed stamp on the title. A very good copy. Meunier (1843-1925), professor of geology at Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Paris and an expert on meteorites, traces the history of the discipline of comparative geology from the coining of the term in 1867, its first publication in 1870, to 89 (listed) major publications by the time of the present book. Meunier's approach here is astronomical; the book is devoted not to the earth but to the comparative geological analysis of celestial bodies - the planets, stars, satellites, meteors, comets, the sun, etc. In addition to his work with meteorites, Meunier's hypothesis on the double canals of Mars attracted attention. Bookseller Inventory # 000095
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