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The wonders of geology, or, A familiar exposition of geological phenomena ...
Gideon Algernon Mantell
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1840
abound Agass ammonites ancient animals appear basalt basin beds belong bones breccia Brighton calcareous carbonic acid carnivora caverns chalk characters clay cliffs coast colour composed conglomerate containing corals crocodiles crustacea Cuvier deposits discovered earth elephant elevation epoch existing extended extinct feet fishes fissures flint fluviatile formation fossil fragments fresh-water genera Geology globe granite gravel hills hippopotamus hylaeosaurus iguanodon imbedded inches incrustation inhabitants island Isle lakes land lava layers lecture Lewes lignite lime limestone London clay Macropoma mammalia marine marl masses mastodon mountains Museum nature numerous observed occur ocean organic remains Paris basin peculiar phenomena plants Plate Poiss portion present preserved Purbeck quarries recent remarkable reptiles rivers rocks sandstone Shanklin sand shells shores silicious skeleton South-East of England species specimens stalactites stone strata structure substance surface Sussex teeth tertiary strata thick Tilgate Forest tooth trees valley vegetable volcanic wealden zoophytes
Side 112 - Thy shores are empires, changed in all save thee — Assyria, Greece, Rome, Carthage, what are they ? Thy waters wasted them while they were free, And many a tyrant since; their shores obey The stranger, slave, or savage; their decay Has dried up realms to deserts: not so thou; Unchangeable save to thy wild waves
Side 6 - To conclude therefore, let no man, upon a weak conceit of sobriety or an ill-applied moderation, think or maintain that a man can search too far or be too well studied in the book of God's word or in the book of God's works ; divinity or philosophy ; but rather let men endeavour an endless progress or proficience in both...
Side 183 - My heart is awed within me when I think Of the great miracle that still goes on, In silence, round me, — the perpetual work Of thy creation, finished, yet renewed Forever.
Side 267 - The castled crag of Drachenfels Frowns o'er the wide and winding Rhine, Whose breast of waters broadly swells Between the banks which bear the vine...
Side 7 - ... from analogy, but by the incontrovertible evidence of physical phenomena) that there were former conditions of our planet, separated from each other by vast intervals of time, during which man, and the other creatures of his own date, had not been called into being.
Side 53 - Far down, and shining through their stillness lies ! Thou hast the starry gems, the burning gold, Won from ten thousand royal argosies. Sweep o'er thy spoils, thou wild and wrathful main ! Earth claims not these again.
Side 53 - Yet more, the Depths have more ! — What wealth untold Far down, and shining through their stillness lies ! Thou hast the starry gems, the burning gold, Won from ten thousand royal Argosies.
Side 99 - On Lough Neagh's bank, as the fisherman strays, When the clear cold eve's declining, He sees the round towers of other days In the wave beneath him shining...
Side 7 - ... was framed,' may have consisted of the wrecks and relics of more ancient worlds, created and destroyed by the same Almighty Power which called our world into being, and will one day cause it to pass away...
Side 33 - ... the earth. The fall of meteoric stones is much more frequent than is generally believed. Hardly a year passes without some instances occurring ; and, if it be considered that only a small part of the earth is inhabited, it may be presumed that numbers fall in the ocean, or on the uninhabited part of the land, unseen by man.