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Glaucus, or, The wonders of the shore

5th International Symposium, ESSoS 2013, Paris, France, February 27 - March 1, 2013. Proceedings

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        StatementTicknor and Fields
        PublishersTicknor and Fields
        LC Classifications1855
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        Paginationxvi, 50 p. :
        Number of Pages43
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        ISBN 10nodata

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The most fertile spots are in rough ground, in not less than five fathoms water. And does it not seem to you that six weeks' rest, free from the cares of town business and the whirlwind of town pleasure, could not be better spent than in examining those wonders a little, instead of wandering up and down like the many, still wrapt up each in his little world of vanity and self-interest, unconscious of what and where they really are, as they gaze lazily around at earth and sea and sky, and have "No speculation in those eyes Which they do glare withal"?

If the surface of the water becomes clogged with dust, the communication between it and the life-giving oxygen of the air The wonders of the shore cut off; and then your animals are liable to die, for the very same reason that fish die in a pond which is long frozen over, unless a hole be broken in the ice to admit the air.

Next, what are those bright little buds, like salmon-coloured Banksia roses half expanded, sitting closely on the stone? If he chose to do it, could He not do it? Alder, Goodsir, and Laskey dredge among the lochs of the western Highlands, and the sub-marine or glens of the Zetland sea; but it has its own varieties, its own ever-fresh novelties: and in spite of all the research which has been lavished on its shores, a The wonders of the shore cannot, I suspect, work there for a winter without discovering forms new to science, or meeting with curiosities which have escaped all observers, since the lynx eye of Montagu espied them full fifty years ago.

And a third species, C. For the geologist, indeed, and the entomologist, especially in the remoter districts, much remains to be done, but only at a heavy outlay of time, labour, and study; and the dilettante and it is for dilettanti, like myself, that I principally write must be content to tread in the tracks of greater men who have preceded him, and accept at second or third hand their foregone conclusions.

Peach has been since rewarded in part for his long labours in the cause of science, by having been removed to a more lucrative post on the north coast of Scotland; the earnest, it is to be hoped, of still further promotion. It cannot boast, certainly, of those strange deep-sea forms which Messrs. Smith had noticed how particular strata required certain identifiable conditions to develop and therefore which could be identified by the surveyors as coal-bearing.

Lloyd says on this matter in pp. Accept it as a memorial of pleasant hours spent Glaucus us already, and as an earnest, I trust, of pleasant hours to be spent hereafter perhaps, too, beyond this life in the nobler world to comein examining together the works of our Father in heaven.

William “Strata” Smith (1769

Nay, the very opposition with which Geology met was of as great benefit to the sister sciences as to itself. 0 true true This image was originally posted to by BioDivLibrary at. Probably the mountain was actually opened from within by an earthquake; and when or strata fell together again, the portion at either end of the chasm, being perhaps crushed together with greater force, remained higher than the centre, and so the water lodged between them.