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Wheeler, George M., et.al.; Geology. Vol. III, & Geology Supplement, Vol. 3a., United States Geographical and Geological Surveys West of the 100th Meridian. Washington GPO, 1875 & 1881.

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Wheeler, George M., et.al.; Geology. Vol. III, & Geology Supplement, Vol. 3a., United States Geographical and Geological Surveys West of the 100th Meridian. Washington GPO, 1875 & 1881.

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Wheeler, George M., et.al.; Geology. Vol. III, & Geology Supplement, Vol. 3a., United States Geographical and Geological Surveys West of the 100th Meridian. Washington GPO, 1875 & 1881. Large quarto, Vol. III, pp. 681, 14 plates, 2 maps, text illustrations and Supplement, pp. 420, 4 plates, 3 folded colored maps in rear pocket. 
 
Both volumes are complete and in the original brown cloth with gilt titles and gilt logo on rear spines. Light scuffing to corners and edges of boards nicely restored. Owner’s stamp (O. M. Carter) on front end sheet of one volume. The contents of both volumes are very clean with the folded maps and plates fine.
 
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The reports in these two volumes contain the results of the geological studies made during the Wheeler survey. The geology and paleontology reports in the first volume are authored by G. K. Gilbert, A. R. Marvine, E. E. Howell and J. J. Stevenson with Oscar Loew as author to the mineralogy report. The authors cover parts of the states of California, Arizona, Nevad, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado. The supplement contains Stevenson's 1878 and 1879 studies in southern Colorado and northern Mexico with C. A. White's study of the Carboniferous invertebrate fossils in New Mexico.
 
Following the famous 1871 survey of California, Nevada, and Arizona, the first survey after the Civil War in the tradition of the former Corps of Topographical Engineers, George M. Wheeler developed a "comprehensive plan to map west of the 100th meridian, "the main object of this exploration to obtain correct topographical knowledge of the country traversed." Officially designated the U.S. Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian, the "Wheeler Survey" became one of four great federal surveys after the Civil War. While Clarence King was just completing his 1867-1872 fieldwork for the chief of engineers, Interior Department surveys under Ferdinand V. Hayden and Powell remained active. The other surveys had no military presence, but army officers commanded Wheeler's parties and performed much of the  astronomy required for detailed surveying. Civilian topographers performed most of the mapping for Wheeler, and civilian scientists did pioneering studies in geology, botany, paleontology, and archaeology. 
The reports in the two geology volumes contain the results of the geological studies made during the Wheeler survey. The geology and paleontology reports in the first volume are authored by G. K. Gilbert, A. R. Marvine, E. E. Howell and J. J. Stevenson with Oscar Loew as author to the mineralogy report. The authors cover parts of the states of California, Arizona, Nevad, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado. The supplement contains Stevenson's 1878 and 1879 studies in southern Colorado and northern Mexico with C. A. White's study of the Carboniferous invertebrate fossils in New Mexico.

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