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" GEOLOGY is the science which investigates the successive changes that have taken place in the organic and inorganic kingdoms of nature ; it inquires into the causes of these changes, and the influence which they have exerted in modifying the surface and... "
Principles of Geology; Or, The Modern Changes of the Earth and Its ... - Page 1
1865 - 834 pages
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The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal, Volume 2

1833
...must investigate the effects of her operations in former epochs." As geology professes to treat of the changes that have taken place in the organic and inorganic kingdoms of nature, the student of this branch of knowledge must have a previous acquaintance, in a greater or less degree,...
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The Congregational magazine [formerly The London Christian instructor].

1836
...dwell, examine the construction and physical history of the globe to which we are bound, investigate the successive changes that have taken place in the organic and inorganic kingdoms of nature, and enquire into the causes of these transitions, and the influence they have exerted in modifying...
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Magazine of Popular Science, and Journal of the Useful Arts, Volume 4

Science - 1837
...be, in its most extended sense, the ancient natural history of the earth, and of the changes which have taken place in the organic and inorganic kingdoms of nature. It teaches us the materials of which the earth, to a certain depth, is composed, and the order in which...
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An Introduction to Geology: Intended to Convey a Practical Knowledge of the ...

Robert Bakewell - Geology - 1838 - 657 pages
...arrangement of the rocks and strata is omitted, and the science is limited to " the investigation of the changes that have taken place in the organic and inorganic kingdoms of nature, and their causes" (see note, p. 4.) The Author believes, that this is what the Germans call a one-sided...
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The Wonders of Geology: Or, A Familiar Exposition of Geological ..., Volume 1

Gideon Algernon Mantell - Geology - 1839
...comprehends the investigation of its structure, and the characters and causes of the various changes which have taken place in the organic and inorganic kingdoms of nature. It has been emphatically called, by one of our most eminent philosophers, the sister science of Astronomy....
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The Wonders of Geology; Or, A Familiar Exposition of Geological ..., Volume 1

Gideon Algernon Mantell - Geology - 1839
...comprehends the investigation of its structure, and the characters and causes of the various changes which have taken place in the organic and inorganic kingdoms of nature. It has been emphatically called, by one of our most eminent philosophers, the sister science of Astronomy....
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Practical geology and mineralogy; with instructions for the qualitative ...

Joshua Trimmer - 1841
...be, in its most extended sense, the ancient natural history of the earth, and of the changes which have taken place in the organic and inorganic kingdoms of nature. It teaches us the materials of which the earth, to a certain depth, is composed, and the order in which...
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Practical geology and mineralogy: with instructions for the qualitative ...

Joshua Trimmer - Science - 1841 - 519 pages
...be, in its most extended sense, the ancient natural history of the earth, and of the changes which have taken place in the organic and inorganic kingdoms of nature. It teaches us the materials of which the earth, to a certain depth, is composed, and the order in which...
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The History of Barbados: Comprising a Geographical and Statistical ...

Sir Robert Hermann Schomburgk - Barbados - 1848 - 722 pages
...it is that science which, according to the reasoning and investigation of man, gives an account of the " successive changes that have taken place in the organic and inorganic kingdoms of nature1." It is the history of our planet. As some important event, the occurrence of which we find...
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THE LIFE OF SIR ISAAC NEWTON

GEORGE GRANT - 1849
...for exemplifying the relations of its different branches with each other. It treats of, says Lyell, "the successive changes that have taken place in the...have exerted in modifying the surface and external strnctare of our planet." It is the science of the earth which we inhabit — it is a science that...
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