Geological Magazine, Volume 2

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Henry Woodward
Cambridge University Press, 1875 - Geology
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Page 532 - ... including, one may say, all formations from the Silurian to the Tertiary, any boulders even as large as a child's head, there is not the smallest probability that strata of any considerable extent containing boulders are to be found in the polar tracts previous to the middle of the Tertiary period. Since, then, both an examination of the geognostic condition and an investigation of the fossil flora and fauna of the polar lands show no signs of a glacial era having existed in those parts before...
Page 186 - The PRESIDENT then presented the Balance of the Proceeds of the Wollaston Donation Fund to Mr.
Page 158 - ... icehills which feed these streams lie towards the east, on a slowly rising undulating plateau, on the surface of which not the slightest trace of stone or larger rock masses was observed. The actual' position of this material, to which...
Page 159 - ... run on shore owing to the obscurity of the atmosphere. It has often fallen on ships when several hundred, and even more than a thousand miles from the coast of Africa, and at points sixteen hundred miles distant in a north and south direction.
Page 134 - In this paper the author showed that the plant-bearing series of India ranges from early Permian to the latest Jurassic times, indicating that, with few and local exceptions, land and freshwater conditions had prevailed uninterruptedly over its area during this long lapse of time, and perhaps even from an earlier period. In the early Permian there is evidence in the shape of boulder-beds and breccias underlying the lowest beds...
Page 233 - Esq., VPRS, President, in the Chair. Before proceeding to the business of the Meeting, the President spoke as follows : — I cannot proceed to the ordinary business of this evening without making some allusion to the melancholy event by which so deep a gloom has been cast over all of us since the Anniversary Meeting on Friday last. I little thought...
Page 149 - ... their ascent gradually diverged, like a grand pyrotechnical exhibition, and fell into the abyss again; except on the side next the sea, where they rolled down in quick succession, after bounding from the declivity to a considerable distance in the water. A few fell near us, into which, while in their fluid state, we thrust small pieces of money, as memorials for friends.
Page 134 - Permian there is evidence in the shape of boulder-beds and breccias underlying the lowest beds of the Talchir group, of a prevalence of cold climate down to low latitudes in India, and as the observations of geologists in South Africa and Australia would seem to show in both hemispheres simultaneously. With the decrease of cold the author believed the Flora and Reptilian Fauna of Permian times were diffused to Africa, India, and perhaps Australia ; or the Flora may have existed somewhat earlier in...
Page 236 - And I declare that the council of the said society shall be the sole judges of the merits of the memoirs or papers for which they may vote the medal and fund from time to time. And I direct that the legacy hereinbefore given to the said society shall be paid out of such part of my personal estate as may be legally applicable to the payment of such bequests.
Page 158 - Long. 15 E., the ice-field was found covered with a bed of freshly fallen snow, 50 mm. thick, then a more compact bed 8 mm. in thickness, and below this a layer 30 mm. thick of snow converted into a crystalline granular mass. The latter was full of black granules, which became grey when dried, and exhibited the magnetic and chemical characters already mentioned ; they amounted to O'l to 1-0 millegramme in a cubic metre of snow.

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