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Faujas-de-St.-Fond cit (Barthélemy) 1741-1819

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Works: 298 works in 926 publications in 4 languages and 3,792 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Annotator, Correspondent, Honoree, Recipient, Former owner, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Faujas-de-St.-Fond
Minéralogie des volcans, ou, Description de toutes les substances produites ou rejetées par les feux souterrains by Faujas-de-St.-Fond( Book )

34 editions published between 1784 and 2016 in French and German and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abandoning a promising career in the law, Barthélemy Faujas de Saint-Fond (1741{u2013}1819) enjoyed the encouragement of the eminent scientist Buffon in pursuing his love of natural history. His keen interest in rocks, minerals and fossils led to a number of important discoveries, among which was confirmation that basalt was a volcanic product. Appointed assistant naturalist at the natural history museum in Paris, he became a professor of geology in 1793, occupying this position until his death. This 1784 work begins with concise accounts of numerous varieties of basalt, describing the key features of each, before moving on to discuss several other volcanic products, including breccia and pozzolana. Of related interest, two other works by Faujas, Essai de géologie (1803{u2013}9) and the revised English edition of A Journey through England and Scotland to the Hebrides in 1784 (1907), are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection
Histoire naturelle de la Montagne de Saint-Pierre de Maestricht by Faujas-de-St.-Fond( Book )

27 editions published between 1796 and 1992 in French and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels in England, Scotland, and the Hebrides; undertaken for the purpose of examining the state of the arts, the sciences, natural history and manners, in Great Britain by Faujas-de-St.-Fond( Book )

2 editions published in 1799 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire naturelle de diverse substances minérales siliceuses : passées à l'état de pechsteins, ou pierres de poix, par l'action des feux souterrains by Faujas-de-St.-Fond( Book )

8 editions published between 1816 and 2000 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essai de gologie : ou, mmoires pour servir a l 'histoire naturelle du globe by Faujas-de-St.-Fond( Book )

22 editions published between 1803 and 2014 in French and English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barthélemy Faujas de Saint-Fond (1741-1819) abandoned the legal profession to pursue studies in natural history. Appointed a royal commissioner of mines in 1785, he also served as professor of geology at the natural history museum in Paris from 1793 until his death. His keen interest in rocks, minerals and fossils led to a number of important discoveries, among which was confirmation that basalt was a volcanic product. The present work appeared in three parts between 1803 and 1809. The first volume features an introductory discussion of the current state of geology, before going on to consider the fossils of plants, shells, fish, cetaceans, crocodiles, and various mammalian quadrupeds. Of related interest in the history of geology, Minéralogie des volcans (1784) and the revised English edition of A Journey through England and Scotland to the Hebrides in 1784 (1907) are two other works by Faujas which are also reissued in this series
Reise durch England, Schottland und die Hebriden by Faujas-de-St.-Fond( Book )

11 editions published in 1799 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschreibung der Versuche mit der Luftkugel, welche sowohl die HH. von Montgolfier, als andre aus Gelegenheit dieser Erfindung gemacht haben by Faujas-de-St.-Fond( Book )

6 editions published between 1783 and 1981 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey through england and scotland to the hebrides in 1784 by Faujas-de-St.-Fond( Book )

11 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French geologist Barthélemy Faujas de Saint-Fond (1741–1819) abandoned the legal profession to pursue studies in natural history, working at the museum of natural history in Paris and as royal commissioner of mines. His enthusiasm for geology took him in 1784 to Britain, to investigate the basalt formations on the Hebridean island of Staffa described by Sir Joseph Banks in Pennant's Tour in Scotland (also reissued in this series). His subsequent account was published in France in 1797, and first translated into English in an abridged form in 1814. This two-volume annotated translation by the well-known geologist Sir Archibald Geikie (1835–1924), prefaced by a short biography of Faujas, was published in 1907. The work is interesting for its social as well as its geological observations. Volume 1 describes life in scientific circles in London, before recounting Faujas' journey to the Highlands of Scotland via Edinburgh and Glasgow
 
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