Elementary Geology

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M.H. Newman, 1844 - 352 Seiten
 

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Seite 138 - Lay floating many a rood ; in bulk as huge As whom the fables name of monstrous size, Titanian, or Earth-born, that warred on Jove ; Briareos or Typhon, whom the den By ancient Tarsus held...
Seite 139 - O'er bog, or steep, through strait, rough, dense, or rare, With head, hands, wings, or feet, pursues his way, 950 And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies.
Seite 137 - Thus Satan talking to his nearest mate With head uplift above the wave, and eyes That sparkling blazed; his other parts besides, Prone on the flood, extended long and large, 195 Lay floating many a rood...
Seite 139 - With flocks of such-like creatures flying in the air, and shoals of no less monstrous ichthyosauri and plesiosauri swarming in the ocean, and gigantic crocodiles and tortoises crawling on the shores of the primeval lakes and rivers, air, sea, and land must have been strangely tenanted in these early periods of our infant world...
Seite 291 - That death therefore which God threatened to Adam, and which passed upon his posterity, is not the going out of this world, but the manner of going.
Seite 287 - This region was first, by atmospheric and geological causes of previous operation under the will of the Almighty, brought into a condition of superficial ruin, or some kind of general disorder.
Seite 287 - Causican ridge, the Caspian Sea, and Tartary, on the north, the Persian and Indian Seas on the south, and the high mountain ridges which run at considerable distances, on the eastern and western flank.
Seite 47 - Geologist. (Second annual report on the geological exploration of the State of Pennsylvania.
Seite 88 - ... of sand or clay, or limestone containing none: next a layer made up of the fragments of rocks, animals, and plants, more or less comminuted: next a layer of fine clay: then a layer abounding in remains. And thus shall we find a succession of changes to the top of the series. Inf. From these facts it is inferred, that for the most part, the imbedded animals and plants lived and died on or near the spot where they are found; while it was only no wand then, that there was current enough to drift...
Seite 285 - If we would form a clear and distinct notion of this whole description of creation," says he, " we must conceive of six separate pictures, in which this great work is represented in each successive stage of its progress towards completion. And as the performance of the painter, though it must have natural truth for its foundation, must not be considered, or judged of, as a delineation of mathematical or scientific accuracy, so neither must this pictorial representation of the creation be regarded...

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