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By Aalto, K. R.

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Title: Edwin James' and John Hinton's Revisions of MacLure's Geologic Map of the United States : Volume 3, Issue 1 (14/03/2012)  
Author: Aalto, K. R.
Volume: Vol. 3, Issue 1
Language: English
Subject: Science, History, Geo-
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection, Copernicus GmbH
Historic
Publication Date:
2012
Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
Member Page: Copernicus Publications

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Aalto, K. R. (2012). Edwin James' and John Hinton's Revisions of MacLure's Geologic Map of the United States : Volume 3, Issue 1 (14/03/2012). Retrieved from http://community.worldlibrary.net/


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Description: Department of Geology, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California 95521, USA. William Maclure's pioneering geologic map of the eastern United States, published first in 1809 with Observations on the Geology of the United States, provided a foundation for many later maps – a template from which geologists could extend their mapping westward from the Appalachians. Edwin James, botanist, geologist and surgeon for the 1819/1820 United States Army western exploring expedition under Major Stephen H. Long, published a full account of this expedition with map and geologic sections in 1822–1823. In this he extended Maclure's geology across the Mississippi Valley to the Colorado Rockies. John Howard Hinton (1791–1873) published his widely read text: The History and Topography of the United States in 1832, which included a compilations of Maclure's and James' work in a colored geologic map and vertical sections. All three men were to some degree confounded in their attempts to employ Wernerian rock classification in their mapping and interpretations of geologic history, a common problem in the early 19th Century prior to the demise of Neptunist theory and advent of biostratigraphic techniques of correlation. However, they provided a foundation for the later, more refined mapping and geologic interpretation of the eastern United States.

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Edwin James' and John Hinton's revisions of Maclure's geologic map of the United States

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