The Scenery of Scotland: Viewed in Connexion with Its Physical Geology

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Macmillan, 1887 - 481 páginas

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Página 370 - As a huge stone is sometimes seen to lie Couched on the bald top of an eminence ; Wonder to all who do the same espy, By what means it could thither come, and whence; So that it seems a thing endued with sense : Like a sea-beast crawled forth, that on a shelf Of rock or sand reposeth, there to sun itself...
Página 3 - Be gather'd now, ye waters under heaven, Into one place, and let dry land appear. Immediately the mountains huge appear Emergent, and their broad bare backs upheave Into the clouds, their tops ascend the sky.
Página 312 - Urn-like it was in shape, deep as an urn ; With rocks encompassed, save that to the south Was one small opening, where a heath-clad ridge Supplied a boundary less abrupt and close ; A quiet treeless nook, with two green fields, A liquid pool that glittered in the sun, And one bare dwelling ; one abode, no more...
Página 481 - ARCHIBALD GEIKIE, FRS, Director-General of the Geological Survey of the United Kingdom. •THE TEACHING OF GEOGRAPHY. A Practical Handbook for the Use of Teachers. By Sir ARCHIBALD GEIKIE, FRS Cr.
Página 68 - ... acclivity to a distance almost incredible. In the winter of 1802, a tabular-shaped mass, eight feet two inches by seven feet, and five feet one inch thick, was dislodged from its bed, and removed to a distance of from eighty to ninety feet.
Página 157 - Inscribed, as with the silence of the thought, Upon its bleak and visionary sides, The history of many a winter storm, Or obscure records of the path of fire.
Página 7 - If, indeed, a river consisted of a single stream without branches, running in a straight valley, it might be supposed that some great concussion, or some powerful torrent, had opened at once the channel by which its waters are conducted to the ocean; but, when the usual form of a river is considered, the trunk divided into many branches, which rise at...
Página 240 - From dark and icy caverns called you forth, Down those precipitous, black, jagged rocks, For ever shattered and the same for ever?
Página 55 - This massive structure, rising 112 feet above the sea-level, 'is literally buried in foam and spray to the very top during ground swells when there is no wind.' Experiments were made there from the middle of September 1844 to the end of March 1845, and the greatest recorded pressure was 3013 pounds on the square foot.
Página 55 - It is certain, however, that within a recent period the sea has made such an impression upon the sands of Barrey, on the northern side of the Tay, that the light-houses at the entrance of...

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