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Title: Natural history – Mineral kingdom – [6] Sixth collection
Original Title: Histoire naturelle – Règne minéral – [6] Sixième collection
Volume and Page: Plates vol. 6 (1768)
Author: Unknown
Translator: Kenneth L. Taylor [University of Oklahoma, ktaylor@ou.edu]
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Citation (MLA): "Natural history – Mineral kingdom – [6] Sixth collection." The Encyclopedia of Diderot & d'Alembert Collaborative Translation Project. Translated by Kenneth L. Taylor. Ann Arbor: Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan Library, 2010. Web. [fill in today's date in the form 18 Apr. 2009 and remove square brackets]. <http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.did2222.0001.527>. Trans. of "Histoire naturelle – Règne minéral – [6] Sixième collection," Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, vol. 6 (plates). Paris, 1768.
Citation (Chicago): "Natural history – Mineral kingdom – [6] Sixth collection." The Encyclopedia of Diderot & d'Alembert Collaborative Translation Project. Translated by Kenneth L. Taylor. Ann Arbor: Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan Library, 2010. http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.did2222.0001.527 (accessed [fill in today's date in the form April 18, 2009 and remove square brackets]). Originally published as "Histoire naturelle – Règne minéral – [6] Sixième collection," Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, vol. 6 (plates) (Paris, 1768).

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Sixth Collection. Volcanoes, Solfatara and Giant's Causeway, Contained in Eight Plates That Are Equivalent to Fourteen, Because There Are Four Double and Three Triple Ones.

Plate I: Natural History, Volcanoes. General View of Mount Vesuvius in 1757.


Plate II: Natural History, Volcanoes. Eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 1754.


Plate III: Natural History, Volcanoes. Lava Pouring Down the Sides of Mount Vesuvius Following the 1754 Eruption.


Plate IV: Natural History, Volcanoes.


Plate V: Natural History, View of the Sulfur Mine That Is Near Puzzuoli in the Kingdom of Naples Named Solfatara. 1. Workshop Where Alum is Produced. 2. Boiling Spring That Appears To Be On Fire.


Plate VI: Natural History, Giant's Causeway in County Antrim in Ireland. AAA Blocks in The Shape of an Antique Crown. BBB Other Blocks On Which the Previous Ones Adjust. CCC Blocks With Two Convex Sides. This Plate is Thoroughly Explained in the Article Giant's Causeway.


Plate VII: Natural History, Faces of a Mound Entirely Composed of Articulated Prisms, On Which Was Situated the Old Castle of Tour d'Auvergne, Beside Which We Added a View of the Natural Pavement That Covers a Large Platform Where Are Held the Markets of this Little Town.


Plate VIII: Natural History, Rock of Pereneire Near Saint Sandoux in Auvergne. Composed of an Assemblage of Prisms Whose General System Tends to Form a Ball.