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" had the primeval world been constructed as it now exists, time enough has elapsed, and force enough directed to that end has been in activity, to have long ago destroyed every vestige of land. "
The rudiments of physical geography for the use of Indian schools - Page 92
by Henry Francis Blanford - 1874 - 169 pages
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The Nautical Magazine: A Journal of Papers on Subjects Connected ..., Volume 37

1868 - 746 pages
...in the former case the earth would simply become uninhabitable. It is remarked by Sir John Herschel, that " had the primeval world been constructed as...to have long ago destroyed every vestige of land." The action of the sea waves upon the shores of continents, and of rain and rivers upon their interiors,...
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Physical geography. From the Encycl. Britannica

sir John Frederick W. Herschel (1st bart.) - 1862 - 470 pages
...science. Whatever be the nature and ultimate origin of that force, it is manifested to us in action from time to time in the volcano and the earthquake,...has elapsed, and force enough, directed to that end, been in activity, to have long ago destroyed every vestige of land, but for the reproductive efficacy...
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The Manchester record

1868 - 194 pages
...the former case, the earth would simply become uninhabitable. It is remarked by Sir John Herscbell that "had the primeval world been constructed as it...to have long ago destroyed every vestige of land.'' Tha action of the sea waves upon the shores of continents, and of rain and rivers upon their interiors,...
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The Cornhill Magazine, Volume 18

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1868 - 806 pages
...surfaces. " Had Ü,e primeval world been constructed as it now exists, " says Sir John Hereehel, " time enough has elapsed, and force enough, directed...activity, to have long ago destroyed every vestige of 1Ы." It is to the reproductive energy of the earth's internal forces that те are alone indebted...
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Light Science for Leisure Hours: A Series of Familiar Essays on Scientific ...

Richard Anthony Proctor - 1871 - 358 pages
...yearly precipitated on the land— we see the justice of the opinion expressed by Sir John Herschel, that, "had the primeval world been constructed as...to have long ago destroyed every vestige of land." We see, then, the necessity that exists for the action of some restorative or preservative force sufficient...
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Light Science for Leisure Hours

Richard Anthony Proctor - 1871 - 348 pages
...yearly precipitated on the land — we see the justice of the opinion expressed by Sir John Herschel, that, " had the primeval world been constructed as it now exists, time enough has elapsed, and f orce enough directed to that end has been in activity, tohct/ve long ago destroyed every vestige...
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Light Science for Leisure Hours; a Series of Familiar Essays on Scientific ...

Richard Anthony Proctor - 1873 - 340 pages
...yearly precipitated on the land — we see the justice of the opinion expressed by Sir John Herschel, that, ' had the primeval world been constructed as...to have long ago destroyed every vestige of land.' We see, then, the necessity that exists for the action of some restorative or preservative force sufficient...
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The national encyclopædia. Libr. ed, Volume 5

National cyclopaedia - 1879 - 722 pages
...action is supplied by earthquakes, and so beneficial have been the results that Sir John Herschel says, that ' had the primeval world been constructed as...activity, to have long ago destroyed every vestige of hind, if no restorative agency had been in operation.' The action of earthquakes is not confined to...
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Choice Literature, Volume 2

1880 - 816 pages
...animals can live. "Had the primeval world been constructed as it now exists," Bays Sir John Herschel, " time enough has elapsed, and force enough directed...to have long ago destroyed every vestige of land." So that, raising our thoughts from present interests to the future fortunes of the human race, we may...
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Good Words

1884 - 938 pages
...yet the full evidence of the long duration of the earth's past history had not been garnered — " Had the primeval world been constructed as it now...to have long ago destroyed every vestige of land." In considering the evidence of the earth's internal activity, it may be well briefly to inquire what...
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