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Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India (Paperback) Loot Price: R488
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Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India (Paperback): Thomas Oldham

Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India (Paperback)

Thomas Oldham

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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. 1873. Excerpt: ... MEMOIRS OF THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA. ERRATA. Page 17, line 22, omit " and population." Page 17, line 30, for 2,483,861 read 550,266. Page 17, line 30, for 4,340,806 read 2,407,211. "VI. Fossil-wood group. VII. Pegu group. XV. Kconomic geology. Appendix: Stone Implements. I.--Preliminary Remarks, Prior to the occupation of Pegu by the British forces, and its annexation to the dominions of Her Britannic Majesty, very little was known regarding the geological constitution of the province; and great expectations were entertained of the mineral wealth which it was supposed awaited merely the advent of skill and capital, to requite munificently the early pioneer in this direction, and give an additional instance of the difference between Eastern apathy and Eastern misrule, and the felicitous results of Western energy and Western good government. The old adage, however, of omne ignolnm pro magnifico was never more strikingly illustrated than in the case of Burmah, in contrasting the material poverty and political weakness of the kingdom of the haughty Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Iudia, Vol. X, Art. 3. Lord of the white elephant, with the ideas current regarding them for the last few centuries, when the wealth of the kingdom of Ava, was as proverbial, as that of the still classic names of Golkonda or Samarkand. The mental process of course is easily understood, by which the erroneous idea becomes developed, that that land must be wealthy, and its inhabitants 'prosperous also, where gems are dug out of the earth, worth a kingdom's ransom; yet experience, no less than sound political knowledge, teaches us that the humblest minister to the manifold wants of a civilized community, is better off materially, than the slave (actually or essentially...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Thomas Oldham
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 116
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-35655-7
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-35655-8
Barcode: 9781154356557

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