An Introduction to Geology: Comprising the Elements of the Science in Its Present Advanced State, and All the Recent Discoveries; with an Outline of the Geology of England and Wales
H. Howe, 1829 - 528 strán (strany)
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Strana 210 - scenes of ruin every where appeared around me : but my attention was quickly turned from more remote to contiguous danger, by a deep rumbling sound, which every moment grew louder. The place where we stood shook most dreadfully. After some time, the violent paroxysm ceasing, I stood up, and turning my eyes to look for Euphemia, saw only a frightful black cloud. We waited till it had passed away, when nothing but a dismal and putrid lake was to be seen where the city once stood.
Strana 302 - In conformity to the act of Congress of the United States, entitled " An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned.
Strana v - In 1778 Mr. Whitehurst published his "Inquiry into the original State and Formation of the Earth ;" of which a second edition appeared in 1786, considerably enlarged and improved; and a third in 1792.' This was the labour of many years ; and the numerous investigations necessary to its completion were in themselves also of so untoward a nature as at times, though he was naturally of a strong constitution...
Strana 318 - Hudson, the Green Mountains of Vermont, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Strana ix - A work conspicuous for attractiveness, for perspicuity, for a style generally vigorous and correct— often elegant and beautiful, and for an independence of spirit which carries the author straight forward to his object without any servile regards to previous systems. Mr. Bakewell's work has long been our favourite elementary treatise on Geology."— ATHENAEUM.
Strana 236 - ... by a lower bed of toadstone, under which it appears again in the third limestone. In strong veins, particles of lead occur in the toadstone, but in very small quantities.
Strana 210 - Stromboli, though at sixty miles distance, belching forth flames in an unusual manner, and with a noise which I could distinctly hear. But my attention was quickly turned from more remote to contiguous danger.