Geology as a science applied to the reclamation of land from the sea [&c.].

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Ridgway, 1838 - 356 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 130 - For the Lord is a great God; and a great King above all gods. In his hand are all the corners of the earth ; and the strength of the hills is his also.
Pàgina 13 - In the beginning . . . the earth was without form, and void . . . And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Pàgina 146 - ... the lakes of Denmark, which have sunk so low that some of them are almost entirely without water. Sweden and Norway, 2500 years ago, formed one island. The town of Pittea, in forty-five years became distant from the sea two miles, and the water receded from Loulea one mile in twenty-eight years. The ancient port of Lodisa is now four miles from the sea, and that of Westerwich two miles. At the time of the foundation of Torneo, large vessels could come close up to it — now it is in the middle...
Pàgina 146 - ... last twenty years, the water in this port has become considerably lowered, and affords a new proof of the correctness of the observations made by the ancient inhabitants of the shores of the Baltic, that the bottom of this sea is continually rising ; that the level and body of the water is gradually diminishing, and that the land is increasing on every side. According to the researches of the ancient naturalists, phenomena of this nature most frequently occur in the countries near the North Pole....

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