concerning a solid body enclosed by process of nature within a solid

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HON 203 Paradigms of Nature
Test #2
Take Home
I. Write complete, yet concise answers for the following questions.
1. Explain Steno’s book "concerning a solid body enclosed by process of nature within a solid"
or De Solido.
2. Explain Steno’s six faces of Tuscany?
3. It has been said of Wm. Smith’s map "If geology were a religion, this map would be its bible"
(University of Buffalo geologist Robert Jacobi)- explain that statement.
4. According to Simon Winchester, how has the stratigraphy of England affected its topography,
architecture, industry, and traditional village life?
II. Geologic Maps- In the Geoscience Department Library there are 2 geologic maps, one of
the Williamsville Quadrangle, VA and the other of Pennsylvania. Answer the following
questions for each map.
1. Geologic Map of the Williamsville Quadrangle, VA
a.
What is the scale?__________
b. What is the contour interval? ___________
c.
What is the oldest formation? ___________
d. What is the youngest formation? _________
e.
What geologic structure is present in the NW corner of the map, where it
says “Big Valley”?______________________
f.
What type of fault is present near Tower Hill? ___________
g.
What kind of fold exists between Little Mountain and Jack Mountain? _____
h. What kind of fold exists underneath Warm Spring Mountain? ____________
2. Geologic Map of Pennsylvania
a.
What is the scale?__________
b.
What is the contour interval? ___________
c.
What is the oldest formation? ___________
d.
What is the youngest formation? _________
e.
Geologically speaking, what is the difference between the NW and SE
corners of the map? ____________
f.
What geologic formation is centered around Altoona? _________
g.
What geologic formation is centered around Ardenheim? (south
central part of the map)_________
h.
What type of faults are present below Jack’s Mountain? ___________
i. What kind of fold is present between Stone Creek Ridge and Stone Mountain?
___________________
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