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" ... planet, and the strata which now compose our continents have been once beneath the sea, and were formed out of the waste of pre-existing continents. The same forces are still destroying, by chemical decomposition or mechanical violence, even the hardest... "
Principles of Geology; Or, The Modern Changes of the Earth and Its ... - Page 51
1865 - 834 pages
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Principles of Geology: Being an Attempt to Explain the Former ..., Volume 1

Sir Charles Lyell - Geology - 1832
...decomposition or mechanical violence, even the hardest rocks, and transporting the materials to the sea, where they are spread out, and form strata analogous...contorted. ' Although Hutton had never explored any region ofactivevolcanos, he had convinced himself that basalt and many other trap-rocks were of igneous origin,...
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Man, as known to us theologically and geologically

Edward Nares - 1834
...decomposition, or mechanical violence, even the hardest rocks, and transporting the materials to the sea, where they are spread out, and form strata analogous...heat, and then heaved up, fractured, and contorted." " He imagined, in short, that the continents were first gradually destroyed, and when their ruins had...
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The Book of Science,: Second Series, Comprising Treatises on Chemistry ...

John M. Moffatt - Science - 1835 - 480 pages
...decomposition or mechanical violence, even the hardest rocks, and transporting the materials to the sea, where they are spread out, and form strata analogous...heat, and then heaved up, fractured and contorted."* The theory of Hutton was admirably illustrated, and ably supported. by Professor Playfair, of Edinburgh,...
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New and conclusive physical demonstrations, both of the fact and period of ...

George Fairholme - Bible and geology - 1837 - 443 pages
...decomposition, or mechanical violence, even the hardest rocks, and transporting the materials to the sea, where they are spread out, and form strata analogous...heat, and then heaved up, fractured, and contorted." But Hutton, intent only on proving the vast antiquity of the earth, carried his sweeping conclusions...
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Principles of Geology: Being an Inquiry how Far the Former Changes ..., Volume 1

Sir Charles Lyell - Geology - 1837
...rocks, and transporting the materials to the sea, where they are spread out, and form strata analagous to those of more ancient date. Although loosely deposited...heat, and then heaved up, fractured, and contorted." • Ed. Phil Trans. 17*3. Although Hutton had never explored any region of active volcano*, he had...
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The Christian remembrancer; or, The Churchman's Biblical, ecclesiastical ...

1842
...decomposition or mechanical violence, even the hardest rocks, and transporting the materials to the sea, where they are spread out, and form strata analogous...heat, and then heaved up, fractured, and contorted." " The absence of stratification in granite, and its analogy, in mineral character, to rocks which he...
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Incentives to the Cultivation of the Science of Geology: Designed for the ...

Samuel Sidwell Randall - Geology - 1846 - 189 pages
...decomposition, or mechanical violence, even the hardest rocks, and transporting the materials to the sea, where they are spread out and form strata analogous...deposited along the bottom of the ocean, they become afterward altered and consolidated by volcanic heat, and then heaved up, fractured, and contorted."...
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Sketches of geology [ed. by C.F. Cornwallis and others].

Sketches - 1848
...decomposition or mechanical violence, even the hardest rocks, and transporting the materials to the sea, where they are spread out, and form strata analogous...heat, and then heaved up, fractured, and contorted." He demonstrated by various arguments and experiments which subsequent knowledge has confirmed, that...
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Geological Magazine, Volume 10; Volume 40

Henry Woodward - Geology - 1903
...the hardest rocks, and transporting the materials to the sea, where they are spread out and form new strata analogous to those of more ancient date. Although...heat, and then heaved up, fractured, and contorted." In William Smith (1769-1839) we have a man of humble origin, born at Churchill in Oxfordshire, who,...
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Nature, Volume 56

Sir Norman Lockyer - Electronic journals - 1897
...decomposition or mechanical violence, even the hardest rocks, and transporting the materials to the sea, where they are spread out, and form strata analogous to those of more ancient date." These memorable words of Hutton, written more than a century ago, have been appropriately selected...
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