Nine essays that provide detailed information about the early geological exploration of the southeastern United States
Originally presented under the aegis of the Geological Society of America, these essays cover observations and studies made between 1796 and the 1850s. Each essay includes fascinating biographic sketches of the author, a bibliography, and an index.
IntroductionAndrew Ellicott's Geological Observations in the Mississippi Valley and Florida, 1796–1800W. WhiteGeorgeSouth Carolina State Geological Surveys of the Nineteenth CenturyMillbrookeAnneEarly American Geological Surveys and Gerard Troost's Field Assistants, 1831–1836X. CorganJamesMineral Fertilizers in Southern AgricultureC. SheridanRichardWilliam Barton Rogers and the Virginia Geological Survey, 1835–1842L. AldrichMicheleE. LevitonAlanSouthern Influences on the Career of Joseph NicolletColeman BrayMarthaAntebellum Geological Surveys in Kentucky and Their Contribution to the Shaler Survey of the 1870sL. ZabilkaIvanCharles Lyell's Observations on Southeastern GeologyD. ArdenDanielThe Second Geological Career of Ebenezer Emmons: Success and Failure in the Southern States, 1851–1860E. JohnsonMarkesBibliographyThe ContributorsIndex
James X. Corgan served as chairman of the Geology Department at Austin Peay State University and was the author of Vertebrate Fossils of Tennessee and Geology in Antebellum Tennessee and coauthor of Tennessee’s Prehistoric Vertebrates, Natural Bridges of Tennessee, and Radiometric Ages of Tennessee Rocks.