On the Temperature, Secular Cooling and Contraction of the Earth and on the Theory of Earthquakes Held by the Ancients

On the Temperature, Secular Cooling and Contraction of the Earth and on the Theory of Earthquakes Held by the Ancients

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...earth with a roaring noise. Very often apart from an earthquake there arises a roaring of the earth, whenever the vapor is not strong enough to shake it, but nevertheless circulates within, endowed with a powerful rotatory motion. "There are likewise blasts of vapor which enter the earth's interior, and are absorbed by the waters hidden within the earth. These phenomena are analogous to those which occur in the sea; for there are also chasms where the sea opens out and again when it withdraws, and there is an inundation of waves, and they have a recoil; and occasionally there is only a single pushing away of the sea (1r/A151-M'ILI--), just as is related indeed of Helike and of Boura. "Frequently there is also produced an eruption of fire from the sea, and a spouting up of springs, and a breaking forth of rivers, and an uprooting of trees, terrible eddies and whirlpools, analogous to those due to blasts of wind; some of these phenomena occur on the depths of the sea, others in Euripus and the straits near the land. "Many ebbs and flows of waves are said to run in always with the moon, at certain well determined epochs. To speak of the whole in a few words, we may therefore say that the elements mixing together among themselves, in the air, the earth and the sea, there is only considerable probability of the similar properties combining together, bringing to diverse creatures death or life partially, but on the whole conserving the indestructible universe just as it is uncreated.... " In reality terrible earthquakes have thrown in confusion many parts of the earth; the rains suddenly falling produce floods, and ominous outbreaks; inundations of waves, and recessions of the water makes sea where it was...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236948505
  • 9781236948502