The American Journal of Science and Arts

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S. Converse, 1878 - Geology
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Page 66 - A Guide to the Determination of Rocks : being an Introduction to Lithology. Translated from the French by GW Plympton, Professor of Physical Science at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. 12mo, cloth $1 . 50 JEHL, F., Mem.
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Page 227 - Sirius-distances, each of whirh comprises millions of miles, so the organic history of the earth must not be calculated by thousands of years, but by pakccntological or geological periods, each of which comprises many thousands of years, and perhaps millions or milliards of thousands of years.
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Page 316 - ... any considerable extent, disordered digestion is apt to result; which in such ranges, however, is often counteracted by feeding on aromatic or astringent antidotes, such as the gray sagebrush and the more or less resinous herbage of plants of the sunflower family. In the Great Basin region, lying between the Sierra Nevada and the front range of the Rocky Mountains, there are, aside from the grasses, numerous herbaceous and shrubby plants that afford valuable pasturage for stock,1 and some of...
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