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" ... it holds carbonic acid in solution, which is abundantly supplied to almost every large river by springs, and is collected by rain from the atmosphere. The oxygen of the atmosphere is also gradually absorbed by all animal and vegetable productions,... "
The Magazine of Science, and Schools of Art - Page 373
1841
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The Museum of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 18

Robert Walsh, Eliakim Littell, John Jay Smith - 1831
...is deepened at the same time that it is widened, or shifted on one side. When earthy matter becomes intermixed with running water, a new mechanical power...obtained by the attrition of sand and pebbles borne along by the stream, and impinging with the momentum they acquire against its banks or bottom. The specific...
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Principles of Geology: Or, The Modern Changes of the Earth and Its ...

Sir Charles Lyell - 1847 - 866 pages
...atmosphere. The oxygen of the atmosphere is also gradually absorbed by all animal and vegetable productions, and by almost all mineral masses exposed to the open...soils, even the hardest aggregates belonging to our globe.f When earthy matter has once been intermixed with running water, a new mechanical power is obtained...
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Elements of Geology: Including Fossil Botany and Palaeontology : a Popular ...

John Lee Comstock - 1847 - 434 pages
...of the decay of rocks. " This element is gradually absorbed by all animal and vegetable substances, and by almost all mineral masses exposed to the open...destroys the equilibrium of the elements of rocks, even the hardest aggregates belonging to our globe." — Sir H. Davy. LIGN. 108. Runnmg water. 550....
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Principles of Geology, Volume 1

Charles Lyell - 1990 - 594 pages
...atmosphere. The oxygen of the atmosphere is also gradually absorbed by all animal and vegetable productions, and by almost all mineral masses exposed to the open...even the hardest aggregates belonging to our globe *. And as it is well known that almost every thing affected by rapid combustion may also be affected...
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