The Canadian Record of Science, Volume 2

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Natural History Society., 1887

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Page 229 - For a long time it was accepted without hesitation that these bodies required great heat for their first consolidation. Their resemblance to the earth's volcanic rocks was insisted on by mineralogists. Professor J. Lawrence Smith, in 1855, asserted, without reserve, that " they have all been subject to a more or less prolonged igneous action corresponding to that of terrestrial volcanoes.
Page 39 - Voyages" regarding the Indian dogs seen on Cape Breton island, p. 1593 : " Here divers of our men went on land upon the very cape, where, at their arivall they found the spittes of Oke of the savages which had roasted meate a little before. And as they viewed the countrey they sawe divers beastes and foules, as blacke foxes, deere, otters, great foules with red legges, pengwyns, and certain others.
Page 26 - Find it out for yourself, and you will then know it better than if I were to tell you beforehand." But who can be a wise teacher who has not been wisely taught ? The spirit of this scientific age favors a universal manufacture of condensed milk to ease and cheapen the toil of bringing up its infants. It finds the bottle of literature more convenient than the breast of Nature.
Page 204 - ... of the earth's radius in height, they would on an artificial globe a foot in diameter be no more important than the slight inequalities that might result .from the paper gores overlapping each other at the edges. (7) The crushing and sliding of the over-crust implied in these movements raise some serious questions of a physical character.
Page 200 - Atlantic, though both depressions or flattenings of the earth, are, as we shall find, different in age, character, and conditions ; and the Atlantic, though the smaller, is the older, and from the geological point of view, in some respects, the more important of the two. If our imaginary observer had the means of knowing anything of the rock formations of the continents, he would notice that those bounding the North Atlantic are in general of great age, some belonging to the Laurentian system. On...
Page 162 - So long as the demand continues the supply will come. Law of itself can be of little, perhaps of no ultimate, avail. It may give check, but this tide of destruction it is powerless to stay. The demand will be met ; the offenders will find it worth while to dare the law. One thing only will stop this cruelty, the disapprobation of fashion. It is our women who hold the great power.
Page 216 - Lanrentian land within the Arctic Circle or near to it. It is further obvious that the ordinary reasoning respecting the necessity of continental areas in the present ocean basins would actually oblige us to suppose that the whole of the oceans and continents had repeatedly changed places. This consideration opposes enormous physical difficulties to any theory of alternations of the oceanic and continental areas, except locally at their margins. I would, however, refer...
Page viii - The Kootanie series should probably be placed at the base of the table as a representative of the Urgonian or Neocomian, or, at the very least, should be held as not newer than the Shasta group of the United States geologists and the Lower Sandstones and Shales of the Queen Charlotte Islands. It would seem to correspond in the character of its fossil plants with the oldest Cretaceous floras recognized in Europe and Asia, and with that of the Kome formation in Greenland, as described by Heer.
Page 503 - ... a complex nature. Its successive terranes are varied in texture. Breaks in the continuity of deposition are marked by unconformities. The fossils at different horizons are different, and when they are examined in order from the lowest to the highest, the rate of change is found to vary, being in places nearly imperceptible and elsewhere abrupt. It is by means of such features as these that is, by lithologic changes, by unconformities, and by life changes that the stratigraphic column...
Page 221 - The meteoroids which have given us any one of these star-showers constitute a group, each individual of which moves in a path which is like that of the corresponding comet. The bodies are, however, now too far from one another to influence appreciably each other's motions. 5. The ordinary shooting stars in their appearance and phenomena do not differ essentially from the individuals in star- showers.

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