The Earth's Crust: A Handy Outline of Geology

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William P. Nimmo, 1864 - Geology - 128 pages
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Page 115 - Maestricht Beds. Upper White Chalk. Lower White Chalk. Upper Greensand. Gault. Lower Greensand. Wealden Clays and Sands.
Page 74 - ... Villeneuve yields a dark purple stone. The OOLITES, which follow in ascending order, make up for the deficiency of the Lias group. These rocks have furnished valuable building material during a long period in nearly every country of the world. They are well developed in England, occupying a broad belt from the Yorkshire coast on the one side to that of Dorset on the other. These limestones are utilized for building in France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy ; indeed there is scarcely...
Page 4 - In the course of eleven short divisions or sections, Mr Page conveys such a knowledge of Geology as any well-informed mind would like to possess." — Inverness Courier. " We can commend the book with confidence ; and it seems to us very well adapted both for the self-educator and for the use of advanced classes in schools. Its value is enhanced by a number of capital woodcut illustrations, and an excellent index and glossary.
Page 43 - It is impossible, in the existing state of our knowledge, to determine the precise nature of colloid, or to assign to it its proper position in the scale of the heterologous formations. It is certainly destitute of many of the properties of carcinomatous disease, and yet its career, so far as I have had occasion to watch it, is not the less positively fatal, especially when...
Page 56 - GRIT. —Generally a local derelopment of moderate thickness, consisting, for the most part, of compact gritty sandstones, with interstratified shales and thin seams of coal. 3. MOUNTAIN OR CARBONIFEROUS LIMESTONE. —A series of thickbedded marine limestones, with occasional shales, sandstones, and thin seams of coal.
Page 117 - FROM what has been stated in the preceding chapters, it will be seen that the rocky crust of our globe presents a history of long-continued change and progress.
Page 48 - Eussia, and Bohemia; in Asia Minor; along the Himalaya and Altai ranges; in Australia and New Zealand; along the Andes, Kocky Mountains, and Appalachians in America.
Page 40 - Such are the igneous or fire-formed rocks—their mineral characters, their modes of occurrence, and the effects they produce on the strata with which they are associated, as disrupting, overlying, or interstratified masses.
Page 14 - In other words, we appeal from the present to the past, from the recent to the remote; and...

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