Andrew C. Lawson scientist, teacher, philosopher [by] Francis E. Vaughan. Glendale, California: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1970. 23.4x15.8 cm, pp. [1-13] 14-15 [16-17] 18-19 [20-23] 24-474 [475-476: blank], 13 illustrations, 61 facsimile letters, original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, top edge stained blue. First edition. A prominent and highly influential early twentieth-century California geologist, Andrew Cowper Lawson (1861-1952) is best known as the editor and co-author of the "Lawson Report," a study of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake published in 1908. For students of the geomorphology of the Sierra Nevada, a disappointing work as there are few references to Lawson's pioneer work in the range. Modern geologic knowledge of the southern Sierra Nevada began with the publication of his paper, "The Geomorphogeny of the Upper Kern Basin," in 1904. This was followed by "The Geomorphic Features of the Middle Kern, published in 1906, a study of the geomorphic features south of the junction of the Little Kern and Kern rivers (see pages 80-81 of Vaughan for a brief account of these papers). A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. Prospectus laid in. (#166282).
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