The antiquity and duration of the world; By G.H. Toulmin, M.D.

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byGeorge Hoggart Toulmin

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1780 edition. Excerpt: ... a depth exceeding four hundred and eighty-four yards of various matter, it is most obvious, has been gradually formed by the hand of nature, through the eterjial lapse of time, Antiquity is sufficiently vindicated by the mere recital of such incidents; and will be still farther corroborated by others, of a nature equally singular, which we are now prepared to mention. Yet a few observations on those sepa rate beds already enumerated, though G 4 they they can add but Uts le to the-force of the testimony,' may, in the mean time, serve: to amuse, and perhaps elucidate the matter. The first bed is that of the coarse, sandy stone, which, from the attrition-of its particles, rounded as stones up on the sea-beach, would seem1 to have been produced by the action either of rivers or of the ocean; circumstances, of time and situation having changed it into its present massy consistency. That the extensive bed of clay has ibeen the regular work of time, is also evident from its situation; being placed over the first bed of limestone, in which animal impressions are observable, and more particularly the distinguished one of of the crocodile. The various beds of limestone and of black stone, which follow, present a singular and extended prospect of antiquity. That the limestone, in every instance, has been formed by the operation of the ocean, cannot be disputed. The fhell-fifhea of that element are discernible in every separate mass. In regard to the matter resembling lava, some curious circumstances ought to be attended to. It is insinuated between beds of limestone, all of whose fractures and fissures, (in many of which minerals are contained) correspond precisely with each other, notwithstanding the black marble or stone existing between...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1780 edition. Excerpt: ... a depth exceeding four hundred and eighty-four yards of various matter, it is most obvious, has been gradually...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217328911

ISBN - 13:9780217328913

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