Home and Social Philosophy, Or, Chapters on Every-Day Topics from "Household Words"

Home and Social Philosophy, Or, Chapters on Every-Day Topics from "Household Words"

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...to be dug up, as antiquities, perhaps, when man shall be extinct. It is not easy to imagine one's self a fossil; but the Megalotherium, no doubt, never expected it. An English river being crossed, some centuries ago, by one of our armies, the great military chest, with all its treasure, was upset and drowned; nor was there time to fish it up again. Ten years ago a piece of rock, which seemed to be hard sandstone, found upon that spot, astonished all beholders. In its substance was a store of fossil coins; and, on examination, it turned out that all the sand into which coins had sunk, after the chest rotted, had been quite converted into rock by the chemical action of iron from the hoops with which the chest had been originally bound. Coins thus imbedded have been got up also from the Thames, in London. Of man there is no such record in the geological past; but in the geological future, should the race of anti The late Mr. Stephenson, the architect of Skerryvore, stated, at the last meeting of the British Association, that the force of waves is a ton and a half per square foot for the German Ocean, and twice as great for the Atlantic. This estimate was made with reference to the construction of marine wgi-ks, from results obtained at the Bell Rock and Skerryvorc. quaries still hold out, there will be joy in digging for him, and for all the produce of his hands, now being locked up carefully beneath the waters of the world. Some of the lime washed down into the sea is used by countless animals, who make to themselves shells. But it is almost certain that the shells of molluses and other marine animals do not grow wholly from this scource. It is more likely that the basis of lime, calcium, is not an element, although we call it so, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236892771
  • 9781236892775