Definition of geology:
- A treatise on the science.
- The science which treats: ( a) Of the structure and mineral constitution of the globe; structural geology. ( b) Of its history as regards rocks, minerals, rivers, valleys, mountains, climates, life, etc.; historical geology. ( c) Of the causes and methods by which its structure, features, changes, and conditions have been produced; dynamical geology. See Chart of The Geological Series.
deposition, volcanology, formation, carve, selenology, geologist, hydrology, erode, petrology, geochemistry, physiography, deposit, geophysics, epoch, geological formation, mineralogy, historical geology, oil geology, paleontology, seismology, mining geology, erosion, structural geology, applied geology, geological, tectonics.
- "Himalayan Journals V2.", J. D. Hooker.
I conceive geology to be the history of the earth, in precisely the same sense as biology is the history of living beings; and I trust you will not think that I am overpowered by the influence of a dominant pursuit if I say that I trace a close analogy between these two histories.- "Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work", P. Chalmers Mitchell.
A remarkable feature in the geology of the hills we had recently visited was, as I have remarked, that they were covered with the same productions and the same stones as the plains below, of which they seemed to have formed a part.- "Expedition into Central Australia", Charles Sturt.