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The Scenery of Scotland Viewed in Connection with Its Physical Geology (Paperback) Loot Price: R628 Discovery Miles 6 280
The Scenery of Scotland Viewed in Connection with Its Physical Geology (Paperback): Archibald Geikie
The Scenery of Scotland Viewed in Connection with Its Physical Geology (Paperback): Archibald Geikie

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The Scenery of Scotland Viewed in Connection with Its Physical Geology (Paperback)

Archibald Geikie

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General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1887 Original Publisher: Macmillan and co. Subjects: Physical geography Geology Scotland Science / Earth Sciences / General Science / Earth Sciences / Geography Science / Earth Sciences / Geology Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER III THE SEA AND ITS WORK. ON THE SCOTTISH COAST-LINE In contemplating the gradual waste to which the surface of the earth is everywhere subjected, the observer is soon struck with the signal proofs of decay furnished by that outer border of the land which is washed by the sea. The abrupt cliffs that shoot up from high-water mark, the skerries that rise among the breakers a little way from the shore, and the sunken reefs that lie still farther out to sea -- all tell of the removal of masses of solid rock. A little reflection leads us to perceive that the abrading power of the sea must be confined to that upper part of the water which is affected by winds and tides, and that in the deeper abysses there is probably no sensible erosion of hard rock, though the currents there may be capable of carrying along fine ooze and silt. The waste which takes place along the line where land and sea meet has a twofold character. In the first place, there is a direct abrasion by the sea itself, and it is this loss which is now to be considered. But, in the second place, cliffs and precipitous banks overlooking the waves are subject to that never-ceasing atmospheric waste described in the last chapter; and the sea, in many places, does littlemore than remove from tide-mark the debris which has been loosened from the cliffs by springs and frosts. Thus sea-cliffs, like the walls of river-gorges, receive no permanent pr...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: December 2009
First published: December 2009
Authors: Archibald Geikie
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-30335-7
Barcode: 9781150303357
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-30335-2

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