British Critic; And Quarterly Theological Review Volume 8

British Critic; And Quarterly Theological Review Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1796 edition. Excerpt: ...for instance, after having copied M.de Sau flu re's description of one of these cases, observed in the valley of the Rhone within the Alps, he makes the following remark, which will be sufficient to prove against himself, that the whole known mass of our continents is composed of strata proceeding from the same general cause, which also have all undergone the same kinds of revolutions. Vol. II. p. 46. "The general result from these observations of our author, is this. First, there is no distinction to be made of what are termed primary and secondary mountains, with regard to the position of their strata; every different species of stratum, from the stratified granite and the quartzy Jchistus of the Alps, to the oolites (a granulated Time-stone) of the Jura and Saleve, being found in every respect the fame. Secondly, it appears that, in all those Alpine regions, the wr. ticed situation prevails; and that this appearance, which seems to be general in the Alpine regions of the globe, as it is here in the mountainous regions of the Alps, has been brought about, both by lix fractures and the flexures of those masses." Let us now return to the original proposition of the author, to which he here conforms again, by acknowledging, ledging, that all the substances of our continent, are stratified, and that they have all undergone the fame changes from their original position. Vol. I. p. 170. "All the strata of the earth are composed, either from tfie calcareous relics ot' sea animals, or from the collection of foch materials as we find on our shores.' Mr. Kirwan, in the Phil. Trans. of the Irish Royal Society, had justly opposed to that assertion, a number of distinct strata, forming whole mountains, in which these materials are not...show more

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  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 603g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123657432X
  • 9781236574329