Geology in 1835: A Popular Sketch of the Progress, Leading Features, and Latest Discoveries of this Rising Science
Simpkin, Marshall, and Company, 1835 - Geology - 139 pages
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Page 97 - swarmed in the seas, or crawled on the shores of a turbulent planet."* « The fiend O'er bog, or steep, through strait, rough, dense, or rare, With head, hands, wings, or feet, pursues his way, And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies.
Page 46 - In the six hundredth year of Noah, in the second month, and the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of Heaven were opened, and the waters prevailed
Page 46 - seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of Heaven were opened, and the waters prevailed and were
Page 99 - flying in the air, and shoals of no less monstrous ichthyosauri and plesiosauri, swarming in the ocean, and gigantic crocodiles and tortoises crawling on the shores of the primeval lakes and rivers, air, sea, and land must have been strangely tenanted, in these early periods of
Page 57 - C'est en vain que l'on cherche dans les forces qui agissent maintenant à la surface de la terre, des causes suffisantes pour produire les révolutions et les catastrophes dont son enveloppe nous montre les traces ; et si l'on veut recourir aux forces extérieures constantes connues
Page 98 - as having the snout of a dolphin, the teeth of a crocodile, the head and sternum of a lizard, the extremities of cetácea, * (being, however, four in number,) and the vertebrae of fish.
Page 54 - depth by the length and breadth of the cavern, will be found to exceed five thousand cubic feet The quantity of animal matter accumulated on this floor is the most surprising and the only thing of the kind I ever
Page 47 - and caused to disappear the countries formerly inhabited by men and the animal species at present best known, and on the other has laid bare the bottom of the last ocean, thus converting its channel into the now habitable earth.
Page 34 - covered by the water in May, and in the April following, he had some difficulty in breaking, with a sharppointed hammer, the mass which adhered to the stick, and which was several inches in thickness.
Page 22 - within the general line of coast are all of a subordinate nature, in no way tending to arrest the march of the great ocean, nor to avert the destiny eventually awaiting the whole region : they are like the petty wars and conquests of the independent states and republics of Greece, while the power of Macedón was steadily