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" The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into the abyss of time ; and while we listened with, earnestness and admiration to the philosopher who was now unfolding to us the order and series of these wonderful events, we became sensible how much... "
The Works of John Playfair ...: With a Memoir of the Author ... - Page 81
by John Playfair - 1822
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Smithsonian Institution Secretary, Charles Doolittle Walcott

Ellis Leon Yochelson - 2001 - 636 pages
...the globe. Revolutions still more remote appeared in the distance of this extraordinary perspective. The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into...earnestness and admiration to the philosopher who was now enfolding to us the order and series of these wonderful events, we became sensible how much further...
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The Way to Cold Mountain: A Scottish Mountains Anthology

Alec Finlay - 2001 - 212 pages
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The Gale Encyclopedia of Science

2001 - 682 pages
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The Future Eaters: An Ecological History of the Australasian Lands and People

Tim Flannery - 2002 - 464 pages
...our nation to ask God's mercy on my many failings of mind and body. Part One AN INFINITY BEFORE MAN The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into the abyss of time . . . [and] we became sensible how much farther reason may sometimes go than imagination can venture tofottow....
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The Abyss of Time: Changing Conceptions of the Earth's Antiquity After the ...

Claude C. Albritton - 2002 - 256 pages
...the globe. Revolutions still more remote appeared in the distance of this extraordinary perspective. The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into the abyss of time. . . That view from the brink did not cause Hutton's mind to "recoil"; for as he tells us, he returned...
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Planet Earth and the New Geoscience

Victor Schmidt, William Harbert - 2003 - 448 pages
...the globe. Revolutions still more remote appeared in the distance of this extraordinary perspective. The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into...sometimes go than imagination can venture to follow. Today, a bit more than 200 years later, these rocks have hardly changed at all since Hutton described...
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Crowded with Genius: Edinburgh, 1745-1789

James Buchan - 2009 - 468 pages
...which separated their formation, had we actually seen them emerging from the bottom of the deep? ... The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into...reason may sometimes go than imagination can venture to follow.69 As Playfair wrote, the implications of Mutton's geological discoveries 'were matter, not...
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The Art of the Infinite: The Pleasures of Mathematics

Ellen Kaplan - 2003 - 338 pages
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The Earth Around Us: Maintaining A Livable Planet

Jill Schneiderman - 2008 - 482 pages
...the globe. Revolutions still more remote appeared in the distance of this extraordinary perspective. The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into the abyss of time. Hutton had told the Royal Society that it was his purpose to "form some estimate with regard to the...
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The Myths We Live By

Mary Midgley - 2004 - 203 pages
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