The title page of this book effectively gives a summary: "Acadian Geology, The Geological Structure, Organic Remains, and Mineral Resources of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. These are now called the Maritime provinces of Canada. The book has 687 pages plus a fold out map in a supplement of 103 pages. There are a number of etchings scattered throughout the book. We get a flavor of the book by looking at some of the chapter titles. For example the name "Acadia," The Permian Blank, and The carboniferous Period. The publisher is Macmillan & Co. of London and the year of publication is 1878.