The limits of volcanology, like those of any other science, defy strict definition. Its problems are closely bound to those of structural geology, petrology, seismology, and geophysics, for orogenesis and the movement and formation of magma are mutually dependent processes. Primarily, however, the volcanologist is concerned with the eruption of magma upon the surface of the earth and into levels not far beneath. The present historical sketch has been written with this in mind.1
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Published in celebration of the Geological Society of America’s 50th anniversary, this 578-page volume presents the progress in geology from 1888 to 1938. Written to serve as a comprehensive summary, both for the generalist and the specialist, it explores the fundamental fields of geology, including physiography, glacial geology, oceanography, invertebrate paleontology, vertebrate paleontology, prehistoric archeology, paleobotany, stratigraphy, sedimentation, structural geology, pre-Cambrian, mineralogy, petrology, volcanology, geochemistry, general geophysics, seismology, ore deposits, petroleum geology, exploratory geophysics, and engineering geology.