Municipal Gazette Volume 1, Nos. 41-48

Municipal Gazette Volume 1, Nos. 41-48

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...perhaps, resembling the production of meteoric stones in spaces above our denser atmosphere. Once solidified it never since has been dissolved, notwithstanding its air, waters and entire chemical crust must have passed through several general and many important partial mutations. It is almost certain that whilst rivers flowed along channels ofthis region, the malarial c0mpasingslratifled ltmsstane was deposited and probably some waters frozen receiving such deposits lrom a disturbed and vast vapory mass above, afterwards when the ice was dissolved, left the immense cavernous channels of the West. At any rate the perpendicular cliify or lofty limestone banks of many Western rivers denote that their waters conveyed away the deep unconcentrated lime deposits betore they assumed their present hardness. Besides, the successive deposits oi vegetable and animal organic remains being found on the surfaces of lamina, at long successive dates, shows that, after each few feet of lime deposit was made, other changes occurred destroying life many times in succession. It is also clear that in the earlier stages of organic being not only was the saline qualities extensively diffused but that in many places the quantity, for long intervals, was very attenuated in whatever medium contained the supply. That at the special times when trilobites and many other organic beings were occupants of diflerentsurfaces, a. comparative quiescence of the chemical agencies had arrived at some points of the earth's surface, admits of little dispute. i should however suspect that these periodic changes were caused either whilst the earth's perehelions were quitting its cometary wanderings or else some foreign heliacal mass, approaching our system so as to...
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  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 626g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236802101
  • 9781236802101