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The British Naturalist, Or, Sketches of the More Interesting Productions of Britain and the Surrounding Sea; In the Scenes Which They Inhabit, and with Relation to the General Economy of Nature, and the Wisdom and Power of Its Author (Paperback) Loot Price: R385
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The British Naturalist, Or, Sketches of the More Interesting Productions of Britain and the Surrounding Sea; In the Scenes...

The British Naturalist, Or, Sketches of the More Interesting Productions of Britain and the Surrounding Sea; In the Scenes Which They Inhabit, and with Relation to the General Economy of Nature, and the Wisdom and Power of Its Author (Paperback)

Robert Mudie

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1830. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE LAKE. The consideration of this division of the more striking features of the earth's surface, properly follows the last--inasmuch as lakes are usual accompaniments of mountain scenery, and form part of the machinery by which nature works for the transmission of those waters which are distilled by, and gathered into the hills; as well as for the provision of those vapours with which the air feeds these huge alembics of the earth. In what is, unscientifically enough, called the new world, and particularly in Canada, these inland waters have a character somewhat different from that which they assume in the portion of the globe of which our island forms a part;--extending to the magnitude, and exhibiting most of the phenomena of seas, and standing in less immediate and visible connexion with mountain ranges, to which they owe their birth. In Europe, the principal lakes are those of Switzerland; to which, with their surrounding scenery, those in the northern parts of our own island bear, in all respects, a close resemblance. Here, they present to the eye an appearance which at once indicates their origin; and exhibits, in immediate connexion with each other, the various parts of that eternal process by which the vivifying principle is preserved from stagnation, and the spirit of fruitfulness poured over the earth. Embosomed in deep valleys, and shut in by circling hills, --fed by the streams and torrents that pour from the uplands, opening chasms in the mountains, and wearing fissures in the cliffs; or by the countless streams that penetrate towards the earth's centre, till, turned by some stratum of rock, they burst upward, in springs, amid the hidden depths, --and presenting a surface from which, in turn, the air may gather exhalations, and send up" to the...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Robert Mudie
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 98
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-16150-2
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-16150-1
Barcode: 9781154161502

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