Introductory text-book of geology


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Seite 150 - They are as superior to all School Atlases within our knowledge, as "were the larger works of the same Author in advance of those that preceded them.
Seite 148 - PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, illustrating, in a Series of Original Designs, the Elementary Facts of Geology, Hydrology, Meteorology, and Natural History.
Seite 148 - CLASSICAL GEOGRAPHY, comprising, in Twenty Plates, Maps and Plans of all the important Countries and Localities referred to by Classical Authors ; accompanied by a pronouncing Index of Places, by T. HARVEY, MA Oxon.
Seite 150 - The plan of these Atlases is admirable, and the excellence of the plan is rivalled by the beauty of the execution. . . . The best security for the accuracy and substantial value of a School Atlas is to have it from the hands of a man like our Author, who has perfected his skill by the execution of much larger works, and gained a character which he will be careful not to jeopardise by attaching his name to anything that is crude, slovenly, or superficial."— Scotsman.
Seite 12 - ... like flies walking over a great hill. All that can be seen from the top of the highest mountain to the bottom of the deepest mine is not more in comparison than the mere varnish on the outside of a school-globe.
Seite 110 - Pyramids, into Asia Minor, and across Persia by Bagdad to the mouths of the Indus. It occurs not only in Cutch, but in the mountain ranges which separate Scinde from Persia, and which form the passes leading to Caboul ; and it has been followed still farther eastward into India, as far as eastern Bengal and the frontiers of China.
Seite 152 - Crown 8vo. 3s. 6d. RULES AND EXERCISES IN HOMERIC AND ATTIC GREEK ; to which is added a short System of Greek Prosody. By the Same. New Edition. Crown 8vo. 6s.
Seite 69 - These fishes seem to have thronged the waters of the period, and their remains are often found in masses, as if they had been suddenly entombed in living shoals by the sediment which now contains them." I beg leave to quote somewhat at length the picturesque language of Hugh Miller )• regarding these rocks as found in Scotland. "The river bull-head, when attacked by an enemy, or immediately as it feels the hook in its jaws, erects its two spines at nearly right angles with the plates of the head...
Seite 146 - This Atlas ought to have a place in every good library. . . . "We know of no work containing such copious and exact information as to all the physical circumstances of the earth on which we live.
Seite 13 - ... changes, which commenced with the dawn of creation, and are continuing on into the future. " Had the exterior crust of the earth been subjected to no modifying causes, the world would have presented the same appearance now as at the time of its creation. The distribution of land and sea would have remained the same ; there would have been the same surface arrangement of hill, valley, and plain, and the same unvarying aspects of animal and vegetable existence.

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