Cavern Researches; Or, Discoveries Of Organic Remains, And Of British And Roman Reliques, In The…

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byJ. Macenery

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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. 1859. Excerpt: ... through loose ledge after ledge of limestone, accompanied with coarse rubble,--the detritus of the roof and sides,--meeting with rarely a vestige of bone. The few that were detected were much decomposed and bruised, or so soft, from over-saturation with moisture during their long immersion, that they crumbled at the touch. As there was so little apparent chance of arriving at the bottom, we gave up the pursuit in despair. It seems that the floor, at the period of the addition of the mud which the animals walked upon, was at most no more than five or six feet below the stalagmite. About five feet down in the excavation we encountered a block of spar of five feet in diameter, nearly globular,--that had been apparently detached from the roof. Having carried our section close to its side, we were proceeding with the shaft, when it rolled down into the pit;--most fortunately we were advertised by some particles of earth that ran down the side, of its loosening. There was only time to throw ourselves back on the excavated heap, and, at the expense of a few bruises, to escape being crushed. It may not be out of place to mention here, that during our operations in this excavation we were assisted among others by Viscount Valentia, and Mr Henry Maxwell, who succeeded in digging out some of the choicest treasures. On other occasions I was attended by Lord James O'Brien, and other enlightened lovers of Natural History, Lord Newark, and Lord Henry Ker. Among the scientific men who occasionally laboured with me I should not omit the late Venerable Dr. Beeke, The Bishop of Bath and Wells, Rev. Dr. Cooke, of Gloucester, Dr. MacTuck, of Glasgow, Mr. W. C. Trevelyan, Sir T. Acland, the Marquis of Northampton, Mr. Curtis, of Teignmouth, Mr. Croker, of Bovey, Rev. Mr. Lyte,...

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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. 1859. Excerpt: ... through loose ledge after ledge of limestone, accompanied with coarse rubble,--the detritus of the roof and sides,--meeting wi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217694071

ISBN - 13:9780217694070

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