Glances at the Forests of Northern Europe: By the Rev. J.C. Brown, LL.D.

J. and W. Rider, 1879 - 62 Seiten

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Seite 20 - would not pass His commandment: when He appointed the foundations of the earth." The effect was heightened by the general absence of animal life, excepting at the towns and villages. Once or twice a cow was seen, once or twice a bird on the wing, and once a
Seite 19 - be gathered together, and let the dry land appear." And again, " Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind: and it was so.
Seite 4 - of the Alps, the Cevennes, and the Pyrenees with Trees, Herbage, and Bush, with a view to arresting and preventing the destructive consequences of torrents : In which are given a
Seite 20 - nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world. When He prepared the heavens: when He set a compass upon the face of the depth: when He established the clouds above: when He strengthened the fountains of the deep: when He gave to the sea His decree,
Seite 4 - of Surrel's study of Alpine torrents, and of the literature of France relative to Alpine torrents, and remedial measures which have been proposed for adoption to prevent the disastrous consequences following from them ; translations of documents and enactments showing what legislative and executive measures have been taken by the Government of France in connection with
Seite 12 - that there had been an average rise of two and a half feet in each hundred years for the last fifty centuries, this would give an elevation of 125 feet in that period. In other words, it would follow that the shores, and a considerable area of the former
Seite 4 - as a remedial application against destructive torrents ; and details in regard to the past, present, and prospective aspects of the work. London : Henry S. King and Co. 1876. Pine Plantations on Sand-Wastes in France : In which are detailed the appearances presented by the Landes of the
Seite 13 - a considerable portion of the oak period coincided with ' the age of bronze' for swords and shields of that metal, now in the museum of Copenhagen, have been taken out of peat in which oaks abound. The age of iron corresponded more nearly with that of the beech tree.
Seite 13 - vegetation, or that of the Scotch fir, and in part, at least, with that of the second vegetation, or that of the oak. But a considerable portion of the oak period coincided with ' the age of bronze' for swords and shields of that metal,
Seite 4 - rainfall dependent on geographical position, determined by the contour of a country,—the distribution of forests affected by the distribution of the rainfall,— and the local effects of forests on the distribution of the rainfall within the forest district. Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co. 1877.

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