An Essay Towards a Natural History of the Earth; And Terrestrial Bodyes, Especialy Minerals

An Essay Towards a Natural History of the Earth; And Terrestrial Bodyes, Especialy Minerals : As Also of the Sea, Rivers, and Springs.: With an Account of the Universal Deluge: And of the Effects That It Had Upon the Earth

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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. 1723 edition. Excerpt: ...future more frugaly and flmringly, yet there. was a flill further Design in that Preeipitatian: and_ the Matter, fo burflz', Was to be rau ht up upon the Stage once more zsiieing only refer-ved in Store for thcflenefit of ' Posterity: Part II. Pag. not, toz. __.________._.-A Posterity: and to be, by this Deterration, fetch'd out to Light again to supply the Wants of the latter Ages of the World. For had these Strata of Stone, and other minerassl Matter, which 'lay then underneath, been altogether destitute of this Vegetati-ve Intermixture, and had-not contained some, 'though a smaller and more parsimonious Supplj-of it in them: had there not been also 'vast Nu mbers of Shells, Teeth, Bones, Earth, as all Parts whatsoever of Animals, as well as Vegetables, are, they consisting of such Mat'ter as the upper and vegetative Stratum it self contains, and therefore such as is fit for the Constitution of Plants and of 'Animals-, I "say, had it not been for this, was wholey unfit and improper for the Formation of Isegetzzhles. Nay, the Incoverzierzce would not have stop'd there, but have spread it self much further. For, had the Vegetative Scrotum been carry'd off, the Devalutzsiorz still continued, and so the Matter of the lower or mineral Strata been likewise by Degrees horn down successively to the Roots and Bottoms of the Hills, and upon the neighbouring Parts of the ValIeys and Plains, this would, as far as it reach'd, have 'cover'd and hursd the upper and vegetatl-ve Stratum that was expanded over those Valleys and Plains, and rendet-'d as much of them as it so cover'd also frustrate, sleril, and runfinitful. So that, by this Means, in the latter Ages of the World, when the Earth should be fully peopled, and all Quarters a_nd...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236946081
  • 9781236946089
  • 2,236,239