Notes of a Trip to Iceland in 1862

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R. Grant, 1864 - Iceland - 56 pages
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Page 38 - Committee are in search of. I cannot, however, entirely suppress my own, in addressing the committee of a society of which I have the honour to be a member, though prevented by my infirmities from taking any active part in the meritorious pursuits in which they are engaged. In the communications which Mr Macpherson at any time made...
Page 43 - ... mouth, and when all was ready, the order was given, " heave away," every one throwing into the yawning seething mouth as much as he could. Almost instantaneously the eruption took place. A column of upwards of a hundred feet rose straight up with great noise, dispersing all the turf around. Many theories have been advanced to account for this phenomenon, the most generally accepted being that which assumes that the turf stops up the narrowed portions of the tube, and thus renders the force of...

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