A Historical Account Of St. Thomas, W.i.; With Its Rise And Progress In Commerce Missions And…

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byJohn P. Knox

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. Physical Outline of St. Thomas--Its Geology--Earthquakes--Hurricases--Zoology--Botany--Conchology. The Island of St. Thomas may be considered the top or ridge of a small chain of submerged mountains. A range of high, dome-shaped hills, runs from the west, through its entire length, towards the east. About midway of the island, on the south side, another range rises up, and runs parallel with the great range, also towards the east. The two ranges are joined in the middle of the island, where the short one commences, by a spur or branch, across from north to south. There are also many short branches reaching off, on both sides, towards the north and south. The great range rises highest near the west end, where it reaches an elevation of 1,515 English feet. It then gradually sinks to 1470 and 778 feet, until where the two ranges begin to run parallel. Rising now to 971, it again gradually tapers down successively to 661 and 307 feet. The short range is also highest towards the west, being there 962 feet high. It then sinks to 858 feet, and also gradually runs off into lower hills towards the east. The neck, or cross branch, which joins the ranges, is about 350 feet high. Crossing this neck, the descent into the valley, between the ranges, commences. The land is here much broken up by spurs from the ranges on the right and left. The only small stream of running water is found in this valley. It wends its course towards the south-east;and according to Dr. Hornbeck, loses itself near the shore, and enters the sea beneath the surface. Geology.--The hills are a mass of trappean rocks. Dr. Hornbeck designates them generally as a mass of " bluish, hard, greenstone porphryy." The rocks, however, are of various colors--bluish, leaden grey, and greenish-...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. Physical Outline of St. Thomas--Its Geology--Earthquakes--Hurricases--Zoology--Botany--Conchology. The Island of...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217660770

ISBN - 13:9780217660778

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