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Geology, "The Science of the Earth," is a study of the earth's constitution, history, and structure as disclosed by the sequence of formations and the evidence of their deformation and alteration.
Our modern "Machine Age" is made possible by abundant supplies of raw materials with which to build machines and an adequate supply of mineral fuels with which to propel the machines.
War has brought an accelerated rate of use of our known deposits of raw materials and mineral fuels. Large quantities of both are being used for the destruction of material things which will call for an even greater expenditure of such items to rebuild in peacetime.
This condition brings a challenge to geology, "The Science of the Earth." Can adequate supplies of raw materials and mineral fuels be found to meet the need? The burden falls directly on petroleum geology to find the needed supplies of petroleum--the most useful, the most universally adaptable of all the mineral fuels.
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