Earth Sculpture; Or, The Origin Of Land-forms. Or, The Origin Of Land-forms by James Geikie

Earth Sculpture; Or, The Origin Of Land-forms. Or, The Origin Of Land-forms

byJames Geikie

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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. 1898. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV BASIXS BASINS DUE TO CRUSTAL DEFORMATION CRATER-LAKES--DIS-SOLUTION BASINS--LARES FORMED BY RIVERS---COLIAN BASINS--DRAINAGE DISTURBED BV LANDSLIPS GLACIAL BASINS OF VARIOUS KINDS, A5 IN CORRIES, MOUNTAIN-VALLEYS, LOWLANDS, AND PLATEAUX ICE-BARRIER BASINS--SUBMARINE BASINS OF GLACIAL ORIGIN. ALL the varied topographical features of the land owe their origin either to subterranean or to superficial agents, or to both. This is true of elevations and depressions alike. It would seem possible, therefore, to classify hollows according to the mode of their formation. Not a few, however, are of complex origin, having resulted partly from hypogene and partly from epigene action. Indeed, we might group all basins roughly in two divisions, according as they owe their origin more or less directly to crustal deformation and fracture, or to the action of surface-agents. Epigene action, however, is so manifold and diverse--the agents of erosion, of transport, and accumulation act in so many different ways--that a more detailed grouping is desirable. Any classification adopted must be more or less arbitrary and incomplete, but it will serve our purpose to group basins as follows:--1. Tectonic basins. 2. Volcanic" 3. Dissolution" 4. Alluvial 5. /Eolian 6. Rock-fall 7. Glacial 1. Tectonic Basins. These owe their origin directly to deformation of the earths crust, whether the result of warping or of fracture, or both. In this class are included many inland seas, and most of the larger lakes of the globe. The Aralo-Caspian depression, with its numerous sheets of water and desiccated basins, the Dead Sea, Issyk-Kul, the lakes of Equatorial Africa, the Great Salt Lake of Utah, and very many others are true tectonic basins. A large number of such basins occur in re...

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Title:Earth Sculpture; Or, The Origin Of Land-forms. Or, The Origin Of Land-formsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217202543

ISBN - 13:9780217202541

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