The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal: Exhibiting a View of the Progressive Discoveries and Improvements in the Sciences and the Arts, Volume 7

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A. and C. Black, 1829 - Geology
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Page 386 - Encyclopaedia of Plants : Comprising the Specific Character, Description, Culture, History, Application in the Arts, and every other desirable Particular respecting all the Plants found in Great Britain.
Page 153 - St. Hilaire has declared his opinion, that there has been an uninterrupted succession in the animal kingdom effected by means of generation, from the earliest ages of the world up to the present day; and that the ancient animals whose remains have been preserved in the strata, however different, may nevertheless have been the ancestors of those now in being.
Page 362 - I trembled then ; not for ourselves, for we should have gone over them and have scarcely felt the shock, but for the poor wretches, whom it would have been impossible to save. The helm was put hard down ; we shot by, and I again breathed freely, when some one bade me look up to our spars. I did so, and found every upper yard arm and mast head tipped with lightning.
Page 386 - They are all the formation of Supreme Intelligence, for a wise and a worthy end, and may lead us by gentle gradations to a faint conception of the powers of infinite wisdom. They have calmed and amused some of us worms and reptiles, and possibly bettered us for our change to a new and more perfect order of being.
Page 263 - A bursting of the earth just below the village of New Madrid, arrested this mighty stream in its course, and caused a reflux of its waves, by which in a little time a great number of boats were swept by the ascending current into the mouth of the...
Page 263 - And they remark that the shocks were clearly distinguishable into two classes ; those in which the motion was horizontal, and those in which it was perpendicular. The latter were attended with...
Page 385 - And perhaps none of the amusements of human life are more satisfactory and dignified, than the investigation and survey of the workings and ways of Providence in .this created world of wonders, filled with his never-absent power : it occupies and elevates the mind, is inexhaustible in supply, and, while it furnishes meditation...
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Page 282 - I was causing in travelling through such a body of useful creatures, as I fancied that every time my horse put down a foot, it was the loss of at least ten lives. I rode along the coast...
Page 262 - Large lakes of twenty miles in extent were made in an hour. Other lakes were drained. The whole country, to the mouth of the Ohio in one direction, and to the St. Francis in the other, including a front of three hundred miles, was convulsed to such a degree as to create lakes and islands, the number of which is not...

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