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Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Volume 16 (Paperback) Loot Price: R652
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Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Volume 16 (Paperback): Royal Society
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Volume 16 (Paperback): Royal Society

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Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Volume 16 (Paperback)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 Excerpt: ...are subsequent vast marl deposits of the Dead Sea when it was at a higher level, but they are wholly unfossiliferous. The diminution of the waters may, for reasons given, be fixed about the close of the tertiary epoch. We have also evidence of the extension of the glacial period thus far south, as in the moraines of Lebanon. Still the lake existed before the glacial epoch in its present form, when there was an unusually warmer climate, and the more antique Ethiopian fnuna and flora had a more northerly extension. This would be contemporaneous with the miocene continent of Atlantis, and the Asturian flora of South-west Ireland. Palestine would then be East African. Afterwards the glacial inroad would destroy the mass of preexisting life, excepting the few species most tenacious of existence which survive in the still comparatively warm depression of the Jordan valley, which thus became a tropical "outlier, ' analogous to the boreal marine outliers of our own seas. The Indian types arcexplained by the former continuous miocene continent from India to Africa. The peculiar species may either yet be found in Arabia, or, if not, may be descendants of species which inhabited the country with a limited range, or may be variations stereotyped by isolation. The peculiar fishes of the Jordan are most important, dating probably from the earliest period after the elevation of the land. The genera of the peculiar species are exclusively African, while the species are representative rather than identical. We may explain this by the miocene chain of freshwater lakes, extending from Galilee to the Nyanza, Nyassa, and Zambesi, when an ichthyological fauna was developed suited to the warm conditions that prevailed, part of which survives in the Jordan. During the glacial ...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: Royal Society
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-63953-7
Barcode: 9781130639537
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-130-63953-3

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