Life, Letters And Journals Of Sir Charles Lyell, Bart (1881)

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CHAPTER XXIII. JUNE 1842-DECEMBER 1843. NIAGARA— NOVA SCOTIA—SUBTERRANEAN FOREST—UNFAIR STATEMENTS ON THE UNITED STATES — RETURN TO ENGLAND — CONTEMPLATES WHITING A JOURNAL OP HIS IMPRESSIONS OF AMERICA—MUCH GEOLO- GICAL WORK IN ...
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CHAPTER XXIII. JUNE 1842-DECEMBER 1843. NIAGARA— NOVA SCOTIA—SUBTERRANEAN FOREST—UNFAIR STATEMENTS ON THE UNITED STATES — RETURN TO ENGLAND — CONTEMPLATES WHITING A JOURNAL OP HIS IMPRESSIONS OF AMERICA—MUCH GEOLO- GICAL WORK IN PROSPECT—GIANT'S CAUSEWAY—LORD BOSSE'S TELE- SCOPE—PRESCOTT'S 'MEXICO.' CORRESPONDENCE. To Leonard Horner, Esq. Lcwiston, Canada: June 13.1842. My dear Homer,—We have come to this place from the Great Falls to-day, having by the way enjoyed some excursions to the top and foot of the great precipice which bounds the river, and I have found some additional evidence of value to my mind, in favour of the recession of the Falls, having traced the freshwater formation three miles and a half down on the summit of the cliff, the old river bed. I was occupied a week in active exploration of the Niagara district, and understood it much better. The raised beaches of Lake Erie are more difficult to explain than the Niagara ravine, and I hope in descending the St. Lawrence to get some new lights on these matters. To-morrow we sail for Toronto. I shall now look back a little into my journal. The contrast of the disturbed and bent Coal, Devonian, and Silurian in the Alleghanies, with the vast expanse of horizontal beds of the same formations west of the immediate base of those mountains as far as we went in Ohio and borders of Kentucky, is very interesting, and the magnitude of the coal-fields is prodigious. The new aspect worn bythe same subdivisions of the rocks below the coal in Ohio, as compared with whati842. NIAGARA. 61 I had previously seen of the same in New York, was very instructive. I continue to be struck with the general analogy of American and European geology, as regards the fossiliferous groups, which surprises me, it seems so much gr...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780217502306
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 8/15/2009
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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CHAPTER XXIII. JUNE 1842-DECEMBER 1843. NIAGARA NOVA SCOTIASUBTERRANEAN FORESTUNFAIR STATEMENTS ON THE UNITED STATES RETURN TO ENGLAND CONTEMPLATES WHITING A JOURNAL OP HIS IMPRESSIONS OF AMERICAMUCH GEOLO- GICAL WORK IN PROSPECTGIANT'S CAUSEWAYLORD BOSSE'S TELE- SCOPEPRESCOTT'S 'MEXICO.' CORRESPONDENCE. To Leonard Horner, Esq. Lcwiston, Canada: June 13.1842. My dear Homer,We have come to this place from the Great Falls to-day, having by the way enjoyed some excursions to the top and foot of the great precipice which bounds the river, and I have found some additional evidence of value to my mind, in favour of the recession of the Falls, having traced the freshwater formation three miles and a half down on the summit of the cliff, the old river bed. I was occupied a week in active exploration of the Niagara district, and understood it much better. The raised beaches of Lake Erie are more difficult to explain than the Niagara ravine, and I hope in descending the St. Lawrence to get some new lights on these matters. To-morrow we sail for Toronto. I shall now look back a little into my journal. The contrast of the disturbed and bent Coal, Devonian, and Silurian in the Alleghanies, with the vast expanse of horizontal beds of the same formations west of the immediate base of those mountains as far as we went in Ohio and borders of Kentucky, is very interesting, and the magnitude of the coal-fields is prodigious. The new aspect worn by the same subdivisions of the rocks below the coal in Ohio, as compared with whati842. NIAGARA. 61 I had previously seen of the same in New York, was very instructive. I continue to be struck with the general analogy of American and European geology, asregards the fossiliferous groups, which surprises me, it seems so much gr...
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