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The Past and Present Life of the Globe. Being a Sketch in Outline of the ...
David 1814-1879 Page
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ages America animals appear areas arrangement aspects assume attain bear become beginning birds carboniferous causes character climate complete connection continuous corals creation crustaceans deposits determine distinctive earth Edition epoch estuaries Europe evidence existing external extinct exuberant facts families fauna fishes flora force forest forms fossil fragments functions genera geological gigantic give globe gradually growth higher human increase indicated influence known land leaves less lignite limits living lower mammals marine means mesozoic nature never northern numerous occur ocean old red once oolite operations organic organisation origin palĉozoic passed past period physical plants pleistocene present preserved progress question races reason recent regard regions remains represented reptiles sandstone seas shores Silurian species stage strata structure successive tertiary tion trace true turn types varied variety various vast vegetable vitality waters whole
Page 211 - There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved.
Page 210 - It is interesting to contemplate a tangled bank clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth, and to reflect that these elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other, and dependent on each other in so Complex a manner, have all been produced by laws acting around us.
Page 54 - That, chang'd thro' all, and yet in all the same, Great in the earth, as in th' ethereal frame ; Warms in the sun, refreshes in the breeze; Glows in the stars, and blossoms in the 'trees ; Lives through all life, extends through all extent, Spreads undivided, operates unspent...