January 8, 2018

Monday Geology Picture: Vintage Field Vehicle

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

A photo from an old geology textbook. Check out the field vehicle!

I really enjoy looking at old geology textbooks, which often have incredible photos and drawings in them. For example, check out the above photo from an old geology textbook that I picked up at a secondhand bookshop. Look at that vintage field vehicle! Does anyone know what kind of car that is?

The information in old geology textbooks (especially ones published before plate tectonics was understood) is often incorrect, but then again some geology basics – such as rock and mineral descriptions – haven’t changed too much over the past 100 years or so. So, old geology textbooks can still often be useful!

Here are a couple more pictures of the book from which this week’s “Monday Geology Picture” was taken:

Book cover.

Book information.