The Geological Story Briefly Told: An Introduction to Geology for the General Reader and for Beginners in the Science

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Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor, and Company, 1876 - Geology - 263 pages
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Page 79 - ... into a coast and make deep valleys. The ocean has done but little valleymaking, and only that of the broadest kind, when its wide currents swept over the submerged continent. The gorging of mountains and plains it has left to the running waters of the land. These running waters have been aided in some cases by glacier-ice (page 58). 2. Valleys made by the upheaval of mountains. — The wide Mississippi valley is a depression between the Rocky Mountains on the west and the Appalachians on the...
Page 1 - GEOLOGY. THE word Geology is from two Greek words signifying the story of the earth. As used in science, it means an account of the rocks which lie beneath the surface and stand out in its ledges and mountains, and of the loose sands and soil which cover them; and also an account of what the rocks are able to tell about the world's early history. By a careful study of the nature and positions...
Page 230 - Cham/plain period was abruptly terminated. For carcasses of the Siberian Elephants were frozen so suddenly and so completely at the change> that the flesh has remained untainted. Near the close of the last century, one huge carcass dropped out of the ice-cliff at the mouth of the Lena, and for a while made food for dogs. The existence of a hairy covering was then first ascertained. A hairy Rhinoceros has also been found in the ice.

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