Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences Volume 4-11

Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences Volume 4-11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...This specimen was found near lJ()llll)l)(', Santa Barbara county, in the diatomacious earth of the Miocene formation.' This was a fish greatly compressed. having eyes and color upon the right side. the dorsal fin continuing from in front of the eyes to near the caudal, and a corresponding ventral fin. Only an imprint of the fish remained to tell its story. This interesting' specimen presents quite a number of features whieh place it as an earlier branch of the tree of animal c.evelop1nent than that of the halibuts and fiounders. lndeeil. tliere are strong.., __e_'estion: -4 that this is a generalized type from which these two have sprung and thus forms a connecting link between them and lower forms. If Miocene formation is the proper designation for the tiiatomaceous rock.-s in wliicli this fish was found. then while tie shales upon which nnuch of Los.=ngeles rests were forming in the sea. the fishes of this type. the best tlounders to this time. were swimming over the diatomaceous beds forming in the sea over Santa liarbara county. The inulisturbed condition ofithe sl'.eleton. and the total relnzival of osscous s-11:1 stance leaving a hollow cast in the ooze. suggest a deepsea fish, or that the fish s1ul;lenly dropping to the l)i)l'i()llll was buried in the ooze and gradually destroyed by the living forms 'll(lS(' skeletons. in turn. made the casket of our fossil. 'Fossil by the kindness of the lvlagne-Silica. Co. Startling Phases of a Great Comet By VVm. H. Knight. The great Comet Morehouse (1908 c), which arrived at perihelion on Christmas day, I908. is, in the language of Astronomer Barnard of the Yerkes Observatory, "the most bizarre comet that We have had to deal with since photography began to...show more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 367g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236829964
  • 9781236829962