Palaeontographical Society; October, 1883, Vol. 37

Palaeontographical Society; October, 1883, Vol. 37 : Containing: The Eocene Flora, Vol. II, Part I; The Trilobites of the Cambrian, Silurian, and Devonian Formations, Part V (Conclusion); The Carboniferous Trilobites, Part I; Supplement to the Fossil Brach

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Excerpt from Palaeontographical Society; October, 1883, Vol. 37: Containing: The Eocene Flora, Vol. II, Part I; The Trilobites of the Cambrian, Silurian, and Devonian Formations, Part V (Conclusion); The Carboniferous Trilobites, Part I; Supplement to the Fossil Brachiopoda, Vol. V, Part II (Silurian) The study Of Tertiary fossil floras appears hitherto to have had so few attractions that not one Of the many competent British botanists has expressed a wish to undertake it. The material is fragmentary, and important organs are wanting, and they therefore consider the conclusions based upon them to be unsatisfactory. I would willingly have allowed, for my part, that my labour Should have consisted in collecting Specimens and accumulating facts for the use of men with more Special knowledge, but on account Of their Silence, and lest the material Should perish, I here venture to describe the British Eocene Coniferae. Such considerations have not weighed to the same extent abroad, and SO large a number Of works have been published on fossil plants that it seems strange that scientific speculation Should have been SO little influenced by them. The most ordinary inductions that these investigations might have given rise to have been overlooked, though they would Often have facilitated the determination of the plants themselves. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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