Geology of Missouri
"ln recent years inquiries concerning the geology of Missouri have come to the geological department of the University of Missouri in constantly increasing numbers. In replying to these inquiries it has become evident that a bulletin outlining the main facts of the geology of the state in such a way as to be intelligible to the general reader would be of service to the people, and it is the writer's hope that he is supplying this service. Three classes of readers have needs that have been especially considered during the writing; those interested in the development of mineral resources; students, who should know the geology of Missouri as they know its geography and history; and geologists who want to know the general facts of our geology but can get at them only after laborious search through the literature. The language used is nontechnical in so far as possible to make it so without sacrificing scientific accuracy. For the benefit of those unfamiliar with the subject a brief outline of geological principles is given."--Preface.