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The Geology of Nantucket

Description: Letter of transmittal: I have the honor to transmit herewith a report on the geology of the island of Nantucket. This report embodies a portion of the work which I have done in connection with the general study of the Atlantic coast line. Although part of a much more extended inquiry, it seems well to publish the results contained in this memoir in advance of my general report for the reason that the region constitutes a distinctly bounded field and also because the problems considered in this report have an important bearing on work which is in the bands of other divisions of the Survey.
Date: 1889
Creator: Shaler, Nathaniel Southgate
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On the Thermo-Electric Measurement of High Temperatures

Description: From preface: The present publication is the first contribution to a research on the physical constants of rocks; the experiments of which are to follow a general plan devised by Mr. Clarence King, former Director of the U. S. Geological Survey.
Date: 1889
Creator: Barus, Carl
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Revision of the North American Pocket Mice

Description: From introductory remarks: "Classification study of the North American pocket mouse based on about 170 specimens. Results of study increased recognized species to 18 and subspecies to 3 as well as shifting several well known names to other forms."
Date: October 25, 1889
Creator: Merriam, C. Hart
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Formulas and Tables to Facilitate the Construction and Use of Maps

Description: A report about a spheroid which represents the true size and shape of the earth, and it is the one to which nearly all geodetic work in the United States in now referred.
Date: 1889
Creator: Woodward, Robert Simpson
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Subaërial Decay of Rocks and Origin of the Red Color of Certain Formations

Description: A report that focuses on the widespread decay of the surface rocks throughout the Appalachian region. It also focuses on the iron-stained sands which result from subaërial decay of crystalline rocks that agree in many ways with iron-stained sands forming certain geologic formations.
Date: 1889
Creator: Russell, Israel Cook
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On Invertebrate Fossils from the Pacific Coast

Description: A report about fossils from the Chico-Téjon series of California. These fossils constitute additions to the already known molluscan fauna of an important series of rich strata.
Date: 1889
Creator: White, Charles A.
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