An Elementary Treatise on Geology: Determining Fundamental Points in that Science, and Containing an Examination of Some Modern Geological Systems, and Particularly of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth
F.C. and J. Rivington, 1809 - 415 pages
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action Alps already ancient appear ascribed attention birth blocks bottom calcareous called catastrophes causes changes circumstance composed connected consequence considerable considered consist continents course covered Deluge described determined direction earth effects elevation evident examination existence explain extremity facts flow fluids force formation formed fractured fragments geology given globe granite gravel greater ground heat hills horizontal Hutton hypothesis important inclined instance kind lake land latter lead less liquid manner mass materials means mentioned mineral Mont mountains nature necessary object observed operations opinion opposite origin particularly passage period phenomena phenomenon plains Playfair precipitations present proceed produced proof prove question raised regard remains remark respect result rivers rock running Saussure says seen separated side soil stone strata subsidence substances successive sufficient summit supposed surface theory thing tion trace valley waters whole
Page 402 - And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you ; and with every living creature that Is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you ; 15 from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.
Page 394 - Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air...
Page 387 - And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me ; for the earth is filled with violence through them ; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
Page 391 - And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.
Page 401 - And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee ; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.
Page 404 - I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
Page 401 - And of every living thing of all flesh two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark to keep them alive with thee ; they shall be male and female.
Page 84 - ... combined with the inequality of hardness in the rocks, prove, that the present line of the shore has been determined by the action of the sea. The naked and precipitous cliffs which overhang the deep, the rocks hollowed, perforated, as they are farther advanced in the sea, and at last insulated, lead to the same conclusion, and mark very clearly so many different stages of decay. It is true, we do not see the successive steps of this progress exemplified in the states of...
Page 89 - Every river appears to consist of a main trunk, fed from a variety of branches, each running in a valley proportioned to its size, and all of them together forming a system of valleys, communicating with one another, and having such a nice adjustment of their declivities, that none of them join the principal valley, either on too high or too low a level...