Old and New Volume 1

Old and New Volume 1

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ... de nieuwe Leden dtr Nieuwe Gemeente. Toespraak gehouden in de Mutual Hall op Mei 1869, door D. P. Faure, Leeraar van de Vreie Protestantsche Kerk; Kaapstad: Van de Sandtde Villiers; 1869. Feestrede, gehouden te Hanover, op den 25sten Juny 1869, door T. F. Burgers, by gelegenbeid van het tiende Jaarfest sijner aanvaarding van het Leeraarsambt in de Hanoverscue Gemeente. Kaapstad; 1869. dislocated, and buried up in marl. New Jersey seems to have been a sort of prehistoric menagerie. Last month, at the Philadelphia Philosophical Society, Professor Cope exhibited the molar of one hippopotamus, no bigger than a hog (the animal, not the tooth), found in a Jersey marl-pit; and the tusk of another, somewhat larger, found in a similar position in Maryland. There is no longer an opportunity for wondering why this genus of animals should be absent from the ancient swampy coasts and vast interior freshwater lakes of America; when genera of elephant, rhinoceros, cow, horse, and other quadrupeds were so numerous and various in form. It is pretty certain that, in the repeated changes of climate which have occurred on this side of the Atlantic in geological days, through alterations in the relative size and position of land and sea, the forming or drying up of lakes, the elevation or depression of the continent, and perhaps through other agencies quite extraneous and circumterrestrial, --there have been times when the area of the United States resembled Central and Southern Africa more nearly than any other part of the world. That system of great variable lakes, or semi-permanent inundations which Livingstone discovered and is still exploring, haunted by many species of crocodile, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, elephant, and snake, may furnish us perhaps with our..show more

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  • Paperback | 488 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 862g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236532856
  • 9781236532855