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The Cruise of the Betsey

or, A Summer Ramble Among the Fossiliferous Deposits of the Hebrides. With Rambles of a Geologist or, Ten Thousand Miles Over the Fossiliferous Deposits of Scotland

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Author: Hugh Miller
Published: 1858
Language: English
Wordcount: 170,192 / 499 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 34.9
LoC Category: QE
Downloads: 537
Added to site: 2009.03.08
mnybks.net#: 23634
Genre: Science
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ig--A Jackdaw Settlement--"Rosemarkie Kaes" and "Cromarty Cooties"--"The Danes," a Group of Excavations--At Home in Cromarty--The Boulder-clay of Cromarty "begins to tell its story"--One of its marked Scenic Peculiarities--Hints to Landscape Painters--"Samuel's Well"--A Chain of Bogs geologically accounted for--Another Scenic Peculiarity--"Ha-has of Nature's digging"--The Author's earliest Field of Hard Labor--Picturesque Cliff of Boulder-clay--Scratchings on the Sandstone--Invariable Characteristic of true Boulder-clay--Scratchings on Pebbles in the line of the longer axis--Illustration from the Boulder-clay of Banff. 324

CHAPTER VI.

Organisms of the Boulder-clay not unequivocal--First Impressions of the Boulder-clay--Difficulty of accounting for its barrenness of Remains--Sir Charles Lyell's reasoning--A Fact to the contrary--Human Skull dug from a Clay-bank--The Author's Change of Belief respecting Organic Remains of the

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