Monday, June 11, 2012

Geological Acquisitions / June 2012

Four new acquisitions add to the Robert Smithson Personal Library, all with a focus on Geology:

Treatise in Sedimentation, Vols. I & II by William Twenhofel
Field Geology by Frederic Lahee
The Geological Evolution of North America by Thomas Clark & Colin Stearn

From the aforementioned tome by Clark & Stearn: a look into 20th century ideas of dinosaurs.  A bit of marginalia lets us know that dinosaur means "terrible lizard."

The Los Angeles Southwestern College Library deaccessioned this gem, and it eventually found its way to the Personal Libraries Library.  It will not be deaccessioned again.