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Author Name:    ZASLOW, Morris LOW, A.P.) LOGAN, William E.

Title:   Reading the Rocks : The Story of the Geological Survey of Canada 1842-1972.. In dj

Publisher:    Macmillan Company of Canada / Department of Energy, Mines and Resources and Information, Toronto / Ottawa, 1975, 

Seller ID:   13453

ZASLOW, Morris. Reading the Rocks: The Story of the Geological Survey of Canada 1842-1972. Toronto / Ottawa : Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, in association with the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources and Information Canada, (May) 1975. Pp (10),[3]-599,(1) + colour port.frontis.+ 12 pp. of plates. Profusely illustrated. Double column. Large 8vo, reddish cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Bibliography of Macmillan of Canada Imprints 2368.Cassell 2097: "Contains canoe travel". Contents : Part One: The Formative Years, 1842-1881. 1. Founding the Geological Survey of Canada. 2. The science and the man. 3. Early trials and triumphs. 4. Geology of Canada, 1863. 5. From provincial to Dominion survey. 6. The Survey from sea to sea. Part Two: Growing Pains, 1881-1907. 7. Washing dirty linen. 8. Rolling back the frontiers of Canada. 9. Starting the search for answers. 10. A matter of direction. 11. The Survey and Canada's century. 12. Into the Department of Mines. Part Three: Through Uncertain Times, 1907-1950. 13. The Survey reorganized. 14. The Survey on display. 15. The Survey goes to war. 16. The twenties - operating in a decade of prosperity. 17. The thirties - the Survey downgraded. 18. The forties out of the shadows and into the light. Part Four:The Survey Today, 1950-1972. 19. Since 1950 a general view. 20. Rounding out the geological map of Canada. 21. In 601 Booth Street - the laboratory and supporting services. 22. Research provides new answers. 23. Looking be yond Canada's boundaries. 24. Logan's legacy: some achievements of the Survey. Appendix I. The administrative chain of command, 1842-1972. Appendix II. A selected list of former employees of the Geological Survey of Canada. Appendix III. The permanent stati of the Geological Survey of Canada as of 31 December 1972. Many Newfoundland and Labrador references in the 25 page index. Under Newfoundland, Labrador, A.P. Low, Wabana, Strait of Belle Isle,Hamilton River, &c. Many Nova Scotia references. With appendices, notes, b ibliography, and detailed index. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good in dustjacket. 50.00


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