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Principles of Geology

or, The Modern Changes of the Earth and its Inhabitants Considered as Illustrative of Geology

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Author: Charles Lyell
Published: 1854
Language: English
Wordcount: 421,940 / 687 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 24.8
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 4,566
Added to site: 2010.07.23
mnybks.net#: 28510
Genre: History
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he laws now governing its animate and inanimate productions. When we study history, we obtain a more profound insight into human nature, by instituting a comparison between the present and former states of society. We trace the long series of events which have gradually led to the actual posture of affairs; and by connecting effects with their causes, we are enabled to classify and retain in the memory a multitude of complicated relations--the various peculiarities of national character--the different degrees of moral and intellectual refinement, and numerous other circumstances, which, without historical associations, would be uninteresting or imperfectly understood. As the present condition of nations is the result of many antecedent changes, some extremely remote, and others recent, some gradual, others sudden and violent; so the state, of the natural world is the result of a long succession of events; and if we would enlarge our experience of the present economy of nature, we must investigate the effects

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