During reconstruction, as the present period is frequently termed, many new applications of the principles of pure science to special fields of endeavor are being made. The principles of geology thus applied during recent years have given rise to economic geology, mining geology, engineering geology, oil geology and perhaps to that branch of the subject indicated by the above title, for it is not entirely new. The application of the principles of the science to the solution of the geological problems that are met in agricultural enterprises and pursuits, in brief, the relation of geology to rural welfare may appropriately be considered as agricultural geology.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Smith, John E.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 27(1), 175-179.
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