Calcutta Journal of Natural History, and Miscellany of the Arts and Sciences in India Volume 5

Calcutta Journal of Natural History, and Miscellany of the Arts and Sciences in India Volume 5

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...the blocks to the village of Shap, and distribute them throughout the intervening space; another glacier ranging to the south would deposit the boulders on the hills and in the valleys descending by Highborrow Bridge to Keodal; whilst a third glacier proceeding eastwards betwixt Crosby, Ravens-worth and Orion, would traverse transversely the upper part of the valley of the Eden near Brough, and accumulate piles of ice against the opposite escarpment, until they overtopped its lowest depressions in Stainmore Forest, and disgorged their moraines into the valleys of the Greta and the Tees."--Edin. New Phil. Jour. No. 59, p 205. It may not perhaps be very difficult to show, by the aid of Greenough's beautiful geological map, that it is more probable that water was the agent which produced the above described effects, than glaciers, which latter I trust I have shewn, could not have existed in our island without a far colder climate than the fact of geology authorise us to believe has ever occurred. The difficulty which Dr. Buckland cannot remove, seems to consist almost entirely in the various directions which the boulders have pursued from a given point, namely, Shap Fells. Now as it is not contended that the valleys leading down from the Fell have been scooped out by the action of glaciers, we are left at liberty to conclude, that they had origin before the supposed glaciers which slid through them. The elevation of the Fells, and the existence of valleys leading in various directions from them, prove, that an upheavement has taken place which not only gave rise to the heights, but likewise produced the troughs or valleys between the uprising masses. If at the period of this movement the land wa- submerged, what other agent would be required to...show more

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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236661265
  • 9781236661265