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Journal of Petroleum Geology

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Journal of Petroleum Geology, Vol.15, No.1, pp. 115-118, 1992

©Copyright 2000 Scientific Press, Ltd.

THE HISTORYOF PETROLEUM GEOLOGY AND THE
GENEVA NATURALISTS (1790-1815)

A. V. Carozzi*

* Department of Geology, 245 Natural History Building, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1301 West
Green Street, Urbana, IL, 61801-2999, U.S.A.


On the occasion of the bicentenary of the Société de Physique et d'Histoire Naturelle de Genève (1790-1990), I transcribed and commented on hitherto unpublished Proceedings of the weekly meetings of the Society between 1790 and 1815, a period which can be qualified as its golden age (Carozzi, 1990: the reader is referred to this publication for detailed biographic and bibliographic references to the subjects discussed below).

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