World-Life or Comparative Geology (Classic Reprint)

World-Life or Comparative Geology (Classic Reprint)
World-Life or Comparative Geology (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from World-Life or Comparative GeologyThe reader will find in the following pages a thoughtful view of the processes of world formation, world growth and world decadence. I have gathered together here many of the important facts observed in the constitution and course of nature, and have endeavored to weave them into a system by the connecting threads of scientific inference. I have aimed to incorporate the soundest and latest views published on the various branches of the subject; and have yet felt constrained, in so wide a field, and so unexplored in some of its nooks, to interpose my own conclusions in some cases where, perhaps, due diffidence should have restrained my pen. Inevitably the whole discussion is conducted from the standpoint of nebular cosmogony. This, as will be seen, has shaped the views presented on the accumulation of the materials for world formation, on the evolutions of nebulae, stars and planets, on the all-important influence of tidal action in cosmic history, and on the grand cycle of cosmic existence. Appropriately the treatment ends with a historical sketch of the progress of opinion toward the lofty and inspiring generalization which the work attempts to set forth.The motives which have prompted to the preparation of the work arc four-fold.1. I felt desirous that the general reader should be able to find within reach some simple, yet complete and connected, account of the development of the world and the system of material things to which we belong. Many of the grandest conceptions of modern science fall within this range. Many of the marked advances of modern investigation have contributed to the enlargement of our view in this field.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.