Report, Volume 13

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W.B. Burford, state printer, 1884 - Botany - 8 pages
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Includes an unnumbered report for 1879-80 with the Indiana geological report "from the second Annual report of the Bureau of Statistics and Geology."
 

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Page 132 - CARBONATE. A salt formed by the union of carbonic acid with a base. CARBONIFEROUS. Producing or containing carbon or coal. CARBONIFEROUS AğE. The one immediately following the Devonian Age, or Age of f'ixlies, and characterized by the vegetables which formed the coal bed 4.
Page 66 - narrow, sublinear, gradually enlarged from the base, single and sparse, or joined three or four together and fasciculate at the base; surface of stem and leaves irregularly ribbed lengthwise by prominent large bundles of nerves buried under the epidermis which is thick, irregularly granulose, by splitting of the coaly layer. From the coincidence of characters in the surface of the leaves, I was inclined to consider this peculiar branch as referable to the T&niophyllcE.
Page 155 - In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. The earth was without form and void: and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters . And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Page 134 - ... animal or plant, which may then become free or remain connected with the parent stock; budding. Polyps and some other animals reproduce by buds. GENUS. An assemblage of species possessing certain characters in common, by which they are distinguished from all others. GKUDE. A rounded nodule of stone, containing a small cavity usually lined with crystals, sometimes with other matter; the cavity in such a nodule.
Page 137 - SUTURE.- The line of junction of two parts which are immovably connected together, like the line where the whorls of a univalve shell join, or the lines made on the exterior of a chambered shell by the margins of the sepia.
Page xv - Benton, with parts of Perry, Floyd and Jackson. The eastern line of this belt is composed of shales and sandstones of the Knobstone group, while adjoining on the west are the great cavernous limestones of the State, so well exhibited in the southern counties, but which thin out to a few feet at the north. The soil of this district is remarkable for its growth of cereals and grasses. COAL MEASURES. The rocks of the Coal Measures are found in the counties of Posey...
Page 75 - But geologists will not fail to be deeply interested in the fact that so large portions of the coal basins of China, including beds of both anthracite and bituminous coal — worked for hundreds of years, probably the oldest coal mines in the world — are wholly excluded from the Carboniferous formation. So large is this coal-bearing area, indeed, that when joined to the Triassic, Cretaceous, and Tertiary coals of North America, they quite overshadow the Carboniferous coals of Europe and the Mississippi...
Page 56 - The geographic distribution and the distinguishing characters of the genus are the same as those of the family Castoridae given above.
Page 138 - ... cheeks ; neck furrow distinct and arching upward with the occipital or neck segment ; its continuation along the posterior sides of the cheeks very deep, and nearly straight for about two-thirds of the way across towards the lateral margins, where it intersects another furrow or depression, coming around the sides of the cheeks. Eyes lunate, rather large, or nearly half as long as the glabella, exclusive of the neck segment, prominent...
Page 131 - ACCRETION. The process by which inorganic bodies grow larger, by the addition of fresh particles from the outside. ACOTYLEDON. A plant in which the seed-lobes (cotyledons) are not present, or are indistinct, like the fern, lichen, and most of the coal plants.

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