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Página 336 - THE GEOLOGY OF PENNSYLVANIA: A Government Survey; with a General View of the Geology of the United States, Essays on the Coal Formation and its Fossils, and a Description of the Coal-Fields of North America and Great Britain.
Página 67 - It affords no presumption against the reality of this progress, that, in respect of man, it is too slow to be immediately perceived. The utmost portion of it to which our experience can extend, is evanescent, in comparison with the whole, and must be regarded as the momentary increment of a vast progression, circumscribed by no other limits than the duration of the world. Time performs the office of integrating the infinitesimal parts of which this progression is made up; it collects them...
Página 198 - The leading idea which is present in all our researches, and which accompanies every fresh observation, the sound which to the ear of the student of Nature seems continually echoed from every part of her works is — Time...
Página 528 - In 1825 he was elected a Fellow of the Geological Society of London, and in the same year he read his first paper on "The Geological Formation of the North-west extremity of Sussex, and the adjoining parts of Hants and Surrey...
Página 182 - ... shorter duration than those of the lower parts of the animal kingdom, and thus carry with them the greatest weight in questions of geological time ; still it appears to me that there is nothing in the fossil contents of the Devonian beds which is conclusive against the idea of their occupying a position between the top of the Old Red Sandstone and the base of the Coalmeasures. I have also just been indebted to Professor W. King, of Galway, for the sight of a paper, by Professor James Hall, of...
Página 267 - Rutland limestone is not bedded, at least not evidently, it checks and cracks in all directions on exposure to the weather (see figure 14). The rock is, nevertheless, very hard, and erosion proceeds but slowly. Under the lens very large ooliths, or pisoliths, appear, from a quarter of an inch to half an inch in diameter, but no traces of organic remains were discovered. The total thickness of these rocks, as exposed at Rutland bridge, is about twenty feet. SAINT LOUIS LIMESTONE. Exposures of rock...
Página 176 - Of singular merit for its clearness and trustworthy character."— Standard. GEOLOGY FOR GENERAL READERS. A Series of Popular Sketches in Geology and Palaeontology. By the Same. Third Edition, enlarged. 6s. " This is one of the best of Mr Page's many good books. It is written in a flowing popular style. Without illustration or any extraneous aid, the narrative must prove attractive to any intelligent reader."— Geological Magazine.
Página 140 - Columba,' to preach the Word of God to the provinces of the northern Picts...
Página 81 - Dr. Carpenter then combated the opinion advanced by Professor King and Dr. Rowney, in the preceding paper, and stated that even if the remarkable dendritic passages hollowed out in the calcareous layers, and the arrangements of the minerals in the Eozoic limestone, could be accounted for by inorganic agencies, there still remains the...