The Transactions of the Bombay Geographical Society Volume 9
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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ... are being salted or silted up prior to approximate obliteration, after which the solid contents of their beds may be thrown up and take the place of the Continents and Mountain-lands now existing, --into the category of phenomena where events run in a perpetual circle, and where the revolution threatened to be worked by one set of processes is counterworked by another. If there be a constant under-current of brine pouring out through the Straits of Babelmandeb, to compensate for the prodigious loss by vapour which must occur over the whole expanse of the Red Sea, it will mingle with the waters of the ocean to the east of Aden or Socotra, and be swept along to the shores of India, to be duly diluted to the standard strength of sea water by the torrents pouring down from the interior during the months of June, July, and August. The superior saltness of the Atlantic near the Canaries may probably be occasioned by the brine flowing through the Straits of Gibraltar. Such are the beautiful harmonies we see everywhere pervading the system of the Universe--harmonies equally calculated to delight and astonish whether working for the maintenance, for an infinite period of time, of matters as they now exist, or transforming present existences so as to prepare them for one of those grand catastrophes to which the world we inhabit, seems destined to be periodically subjected. For many of the views embodied in this piper, I am indebted to Mr Acton S. Ayrton, who was at once struck with the idea of a submarine brine-enrrent on seeing the difficulty the conjectures embodied in the first part of the paper gave rise to. Th diagrams 1 and 2 In plate I. and 3 and 4 In plat II. represent various views of the Current, measuring instrument. It consists of..
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