Terrestrial Theories, The Earth and their Bearing on the Geology of Egypt by W. F. Hume


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Cairo Government Press, 1948. 682 Pages.  45 plates, 37 Figures,   Corners worn and rubbed, cover slightly faded. Back of spine shows some wear, starting to split, internally strong with no loose pages, markings or inscriptions.

Terrestrial theories. A digest of various views as to the origin and development of the earth and their bearing on the geology of Egypt. With a chromolithographed folding geological map of the Atlantic Ocean, South America and Africa.

'Scarce work by William Fraser Hume (1867-1949), printed and published in Cairo, giving a detailed account of the origin and development of the earth and weighing various recent theories. The book begins with a broad perspective in chapters on the nature of the universe, the origin of the solar system, and narrows down to the earth's internal structure and its pre-Cambrian state. The first half of the twentieth-century saw several revolutions in this field, and the present book gives special emphasis to these new developments, as well as to specific applications of these theories to the geology of Egypt.'