University of California Publications in Geological Sciences Volume 12

University of California Publications in Geological Sciences Volume 12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...and representing the results of excellent work on the oil producing formations of California, include studies of the Oligocene, lower, middle, -and upper Miocene, the Pliocene, and the Pleistocene. These publications register a distinct advance in study of Tertiary faunal sequence and in our knowledge of the composition of the Tertiary faunas of the Pacific Coast. Certain papers by Arnold were in part published with the cooperation of George H. Eldridge, geologist of the Geological Survey, and later with Robert Anderson, of the Geological Survey. Beginning with the second period and continuing up to the present time, important investigations were carried on by F. M. Anderson at Stanford University, University of Caiifornia; as geologist with the Southern Pacific Company, through the California Academy of Sciences, and later as an independent investigator. Anderson-s papers on the Cretaceous deposits of the Pacific Coast, published through the California Academy of Sciences in 1902, marked an advance in the development of our knowledge of this fauna on the West Coast. His papers on the faunas of the middle and later Tertiary, and covering important phases of this life on both eastern and western sides of the San Joaquin Valley, contributed much to our knowledge of Cenozoic invertebrate palaeontology. Later studies in cooperation with Bruce Martin added very significant data relative to this field. A revision of the Eocene faunas of the California region was begun by R. E. Dickerson in 1909 and was continued without interruption up to 1917. This work began with the discovery of definite evidence of separation of the lower Eocene or Martinez fauna from the Chico Cretaceous and the later Eocene fauna represented in the Marysville Buttes. A..show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123678829X
  • 9781236788290