Transactions Volume 1-7

Transactions Volume 1-7

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...ourselves, with some aid from our friends. The project should be kept constantly in view; for its consummation would tend more than any thing else towards giving stability to the Society. It remains now with ourselves to interrupt the invariable sequence of events which has heretofore followed the removal of the seat of government from our midst. We have still, after omitting the names of members whom we have thereby lost. over 100 on our roll, and we have good promise of their activity in the number of papers already promised for the coming winter; but still it will be only by redoubled ene1'g__: y on the part of all that we shall be able to retain the prosperity we have enjoyed the last three years. "ALTERED BITUMEM," FOUND IN THE EXCAVATIONS AT FORT NO.3, POINT LEVIS, AND THE PRESENTLY ACCEPTED THEORIES ON THE ORIGIN OF COALS, BITUMENS, AND PETROLEUM SPRINGS, WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE "CARBONIFEROUS SYSTEM" OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA. BY DR. WILLIAM JAMES ANDERSON, L.R.C.S.E. (Read before the Society, 29th November. 1865.) When it was announced in the Quebec journals, during the past season, that coal had been discovered in the excavations at Fort No. 3, at Point Levis, the report was received by many with total disbelief, by several with doubt, and by others with implicit faith. Such as believed in Sir Wm. Logan, or received dogmatically what he had said or written-or was believed to have said or writtenlaughed in scorn, affirming that Sir William had proved conclusively that coal could never be found in Canada. Those who doubted, though they admitted that from the absence of the carboniferous system of rocks, it was not very probable that coal would be found under the received condition, yet believed that it...show more

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  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236872835
  • 9781236872838