Report & Transactions of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and Art

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Página 435 - These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.
Página 372 - That, if there is any circumstance thoroughly established in geology, it is that the crust of our globe has been subjected to a great and sudden revolution, the epoch of which cannot be dated much farther back than five or six thousand years ago ; that this revolution had buried all the countries which were before inhabited by men and by the other animals that are now best known ; that the same revolution had laid dry the bed of the last ocean which now forms all the countries at present inhabited...
Página 221 - ... greatest number. Small irregular splinters, not referable to any of the above divisions, and which seem to have been struck off in the operation of detaching the latter, not unlike the small chips in a sculptor's shop, were thickly scattered through the stuff, indicating that this spot was the workshop where the savage prepared his weapons of the chase, taking advantage of its cover and the light.
Página 435 - By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
Página 7 - To give a stronger impulse and a more systematic direction to scientific inquiry; to promote the intercourse of those who cultivate science in different parts of the British Empire with one another, and with foreign philosophers ; to obtain a more general attention to the objects of science, and a removal of any disadvantages of a public kind which impede its progress.
Página 436 - Como, let us make brick, and bake them with fire. And they had brick instead of stones, and slime instead of mortar.
Página 518 - And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
Página 218 - Under a similar ledge on the left, still standing, was found the usual sprinkling of modern bones — and in the mould beneath, which had acquired the consistence of hard clay were found fragments of pottery ; calcined bones, charcoal and ashes — in the midst of all were dispersed arrow heads of flint and chert — The ashes furnished a large proportion of the mould — In the same heap were discovered round slabs of roofing slate of a plate like form some crushed other entire, in diameter * *...
Página 221 - Having taken a general survey of the surface of the floor we returned to the point from which we set out, viz., the common passage, for the purpose of piercing into the materials below the mould. Here, in sinking a foot into the soil (for of stalagmite there remained only the broken edges adhering to the sides of the passage, and which appeared to be repeated at intervals), we came upon flints in all forms, confusedly disseminated through the earth, and intermixed with fossil and human bones, the...
Página 474 - That, if there is any circumstance thoroughly established in geology, it is that the crust of our globe has been subjected to a great and sudden revolution, the epoch of which cannot be dated much farther back than five or six thousand years ago ; that this revolution had buried all the countries which were before inhabited by men and by the other animals that are now best known...

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