Herschel tells us, that geology, in the magnitude and sublimity of the objects of which it treats, undoubtedly ranks in the scale of the sciences next to astronomy. Recreations in Geology - Seite 12von Rosina M. Zornlin - 1852 - 396 SeitenVollansicht
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...science. Geology has been said, by a great man, to be inferior to no other science, except astronomy, in the magnitude and sublimity of the objects of which it treats. I doubt not but it will, at no distant day, yield to none of the sciences in the substantial benefits...