Catalogue of Californian Fossils

Catalogue of Californian Fossils : Parts II, III, IV, and V (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Catalogue of Californian Fossils: Parts II, III, IV, and V The palaeontology of California differs from that of the States north of the Potomac and Ohio Rivers in the existence of more of the Neozoic formations (including Miocene, Pliocene, and Quaternary) than those Of older date, showing that the elevation of this coast above the ocean was chiefly since the Mesozoic ages, and much Of it took place as late as the Quaternary, or a little before the era of man. The consequence of this late uplift is that nearly all the coast ranges and the low foothills of the Sierra are covered by strata, in some places thousands Of feet thick, and often containing solid beds Of fossils several feet thick, Of which the greater part are identical with living species, besides others, Of forms similar to those now living farther north or south, but extinct on this part of the coast. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 109g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243218613
  • 9780243218615