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Characteristics of Volcanoes, with Contributions of Facts and Principles from The Hawaiian Islands, Including a Historical Review of Hawaiian Volcanic Action for the Past Sixty-Seven Years, a Discussion of the Relations of Volcanic Islands to Deep-Sea Topography, and a Chapter on Volcanic-Island Denudation

Characteristics of Volcanoes, with Contributions of Facts and Principles from The Hawaiian Islands, Including a Historical Review of Hawaiian Volcanic Action for the Past Sixty-Seven Years, a Discussion of the Relations of Volcanic Islands to Deep-Sea Topography, and a Chapter on Volcanic-Island Denudation

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Characteristics of Volcanoes, with Contributions of Facts and Principles from The Hawaiian Islands, Including a Historical Review of Hawaiian Volcanic Action for the Past Sixty-Seven Years, a Discussion of the Relations of Volcanic Islands to Deep-Sea Topography, and a Chapter on Volcanic-Island Denudation

by Dana, James D

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New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company, 1890. First American edition. Hardcover. Good. 390pp. Octavo [25 cm] Black and red cloth over boards. Top edge gilt. Fold-out frontispiece map of Hawaii. The cloth is frayed at the edges (more so the spine ends), and the underlying boards are exposed occasionally along the edges. There is a small spot on the front board, and there is a contemporary gift inscription on the front free endpaper. The text block is cracked several times. Plate 9 is darkened. All plates are present. Illustrated by Maps of the Islands; a Bathymetric Map of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans; and Views of Cones, Craters, a Lava-Cascade, a Lava-Fountain, Etc.

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Title
Characteristics of Volcanoes, with Contributions of Facts and Principles from The Hawaiian Islands, Including a Historical Review of Hawaiian Volcanic Action for the Past Sixty-Seven Years, a Discussion of the Relations of Volcanic Islands to Deep-Sea Topography, and a Chapter on Volcanic-Island Denudation
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Dana, James D
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Hardcover
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Used - Good
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First American edition
Publisher
Dodd, Mead, and Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1890
Keywords
volcanoes; James Dana; characteristics; CALIFORNIA2022

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