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* The Ifdveni Clnb devotei itated perlodi,— nionllily, I fhlnk.— to nuablet over twenty or thirty milet of country, when the natur«Uits of whom it ii composed, — botanists, geologists, etc.,— carry on the reiearchea of their various departments separately, or in little groups of two or tlirec, as they may desire. It is to be regretted that many introductory works, especially those for the use of 2 14 INTRODUOTOKY RKSUMtf: schools, should be so crammed with scientifio term Sy and fao U hard packed, and not always well chosen, that thej are fitted to remind us of the dragon's teeth sown by Jason, which sprung up into armed men, — being much more likely to repel, than to allure into the temple of science.
in 1843— The rbenonieiia indieated by the Foot-prints in the THamic 8y»tem —The Triaasie and Peimia B Systems onoe regarded as one, nnder the name of the New Red Sandstone— The Coal Measnres in Scotland next in Order of Sneeesskm to the Triassie Syrtem — Differences in the Organisms of the two Systems — Extent of the Coal Measures of Scotland — Their Scenic Peculiari- ties— Aueient Flora of the Carboniferous Period- Its Fauna— Its Etrptiles and Reptile Fishes — The other Organisms of the Period — Great Depth of the System — The Processes by which, during countless Ages, it had been formed, 203-248 LECTURE SIXTH, Remote Antiquity of the Old Red Sandstone— Suggestive of the vast Tracts of Time with which the Geologist has to deal — Its great Depth and Extent in Scotland and England — Peculiarity of its Scenery — Reflection on flrst dis- covering the Outline of a Fragment of the Asterolepis traced on one of its Rocks — Consists of Three Distinct Formations — Their Vegetable Organisms —The Caithness Flagstones, how formed —The Fauna of the Old Red Sand- stone—The Pterichthys of the Upper or Newest Formation — The Cephalaspis of the Lower Formation — The Middle Formation the most abundant in Or- ganic Remains — Destruction of Animal Life in the Formation sudden and violent — The Asterolepis and Coccosteus — The Silurian the Oldest of the Geologic Systems - That in which Animal and Vegetable Life had their earliest beginnings - The Theologians and Geologists on the Antiquity of the Globe —Extent of the Silurian System in Scotland — The Classic Scenery of the country situated on it — Comparatively Poor in Animal and Vegetable Organisms— The Unfoesiliferous Primary Rocks of Scotland — Its Highland Scenery formed of them — Description of Glencoe— Other Highland Scenery glanced at— Probable Depth of the Primary Stratified Roc Ich of Scotland — How deposited— Speculations of Philosophers regarding the Proce^s^es to which the Earth owes its present Form— The Author's views on the subject, 249-298 CONTENTS OF DESCRIPTIVE SKETCHES. The other school holds the opinion — though, perhaps, not very decidedly — that all things have been from the beginning as they are now ; and that if evidence at the present moment leans to the side of a gradual progress and a serial development, it is because so mnch remains undiscovered ; the hiatus, wherever it occurs, being always in our own knowledge, and not in the actual state of things.
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There is no town or district of country where a few young flien, possesfiinfr the advantage of an occasional holiday, might not thus associate themielvee with, the utrooat advantage both to themaelvca and othen. bf TRODUCTOBT RESUME OF THE Pb OGRESS OF GEOLOGICAL SCI- ENCE, 11 LECTURE FIRST. To meet any difficulties arising from misconception, it may be proper to glance rapidly at what has been accomplished in geological research within the last two years. 16 dius avoid the painful impression that there are any suppressed facts of recent date which clash with the theories of the suc- ceeding Lectures, destroying their value and impairing their unity.
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