geologist


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The most skilful geologist, if his attention had been exclusively confined to these large territories, would never have suspected that during the periods which were blank and barren in his own country, great piles of sediment, charged with new and peculiar forms of life, had elsewhere been accumulated.
And in the distant future, a geologist examining these beds, might be tempted to conclude that the average duration of life of the embedded fossils had been less than that of the glacial period, instead of having been really far greater, that is extending from before the glacial epoch to the present day.
Moreover, between each successive formation, we have, in the opinion of most geologists, enormously long blank periods.
But if, as some geologists suppose, a range of older rocks underlies the Weald, on the flanks of which the overlying sedimentary deposits might have accumulated in thinner masses than elsewhere, the above estimate would be erroneous; but this source of doubt probably would not greatly affect the estimate as applied to the western extremity of the district.
It spreads forth into undulating and treeless plains, and desolate sandy wastes wearisome to the eye from their extent and monotony, and which are supposed by geologists to have formed the ancient floor of the ocean, countless ages since, when its primeval waves beat against the granite bases of the Rocky Mountains.
Anyhow, the deputation of distinguished geologists and mineralogists from Paris and Berlin were there in the most magnificent and appropriate dress, for there are no men who like wearing their decorations so much as the men of science--as anybody knows who has ever been to a soiree of the Royal Society.
There are almost as many conjectures as to that as there are geologists," was his answer.
If ever geologists should by any chance live upon earth again they will have some strange theories of the existence of man in carboniferous strata.
I have shown specimens of this incrustation to several geologists, and they all thought that they were of volcanic or igneous origin
The circumstance of this enormous area being constituted of materials which most geologists believe to have been crystallized when heated under pressure, gives rise to many curious reflections.
He has worked as a geologist for 22 years, mostly in environmental remediation and similar services.
Prior to his career as an astronaut, Reilly served as chief geologist of offshore exploration for Enserch Exploration Inc.
Bailey, a geologist at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.
Max, a geologist with the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.
Christensen was appointed Chief Geologist for Newmont Mining Corporation in Denver, Colorado.