The Lifted And Subsided Rocks Of America With Their Influences On The Oceanic, Atmospheric, And…

Paperback | May 20, 2014

byG. Catlin, G. Catlin

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. DISTRIBUTION OF RACES. THE chain of events flowing from the upheaval and subsidence of rocks on the American continent, has thus far been traced, and in the list of those successive events there is one yet to be noticed, in its magnitude equal to, and in its importance surpassing, all the others--the distribution, or dispersion and destruction, of races enveloped in the smoke, the flames, and the waves of the convulsions that have been alluded to. Evidently the first civilised, and perhaps the first created, race upon the globe, in the midst of their onward march, surrounded by luxuries, by monuments, by altars, by temples and palaces, have been crushed by the war of elements, and their literature and history with them, save the chiselled entries upon stone, which, without an interpretation, have been saved from the smoking chaos. That such a people existed, and were advanced in the arts of civilisation, is proved by the splendid edifices they have left behind them; and that they were engulfed in the terrible convulsions of the L elements, is fully proved by the traditions handed to posterity by those who beheld the borders of the cataclysm, and, fleeing to the mountains, escaped its fury; and more authentically established in the "Teo-Amoxtli," above mentioned. The cataclysm which sunk the Antilles, and engulfed the splendid cities and their inhabitants on their plains, sent its devastating waves to the base of the mountains of Mexico. Consternation and fear drove the inhabitants of those regions into the mountains. Their posterity, with a little of civilisation, but not in a country calculated to foster it, spread through the mountains to the north, carrying their traditions with them. These scattered and demoralised...

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. DISTRIBUTION OF RACES. THE chain of events flowing from the upheaval and subsidence of rocks on th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217560229

ISBN - 13:9780217560221

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