Rare geology book: Bertrand, Louis; Renouvellemens périodiques des continens terrestres..1803

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Bertrand, Louis; Renouvellemens périodiques des continens terrestres; par Louis Bertrand, ....Seconde Edition, corrigée et considérablement augmentéen. Chez J. J. Paschoud, Geneve, 1803. Octavo, pp. half title, title, viii, 406, errata, 1 folded plate.

The work is complete and in a contemporary calf over marbled boards. The binding is tight and clean, light scuffing to the boards. Owners small book plate on the paste down, text is exceptionally clean and bright. In very good condition.

Louis Bertrand (1731-1812), was a Swiss geologist and mathematician. Bertrand was a pupil of the famous Swiss mathematician and scientist Leonhard Euler and became his close friend. In addition to writing a text on geometry Bertrand also wrote on geology. In "Renouvellemens périodiques des continens terrestres" he discusses the evolution of the Earth’s continents, the geological processes that formed mountain ranges, stratigraphic layers, caves and fossils (animal and mineral). His work was quite popular resulting in this second edition.