Wonders of Earth, Sea and Sky

Young Folks' Library, Volume XI

Author: Various Authors
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 100,995 / 296 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.5
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 370
Added to site: 2005.05.24
mnybks.net#: 10408
Genre: Young Readers
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compared with that of astronomy....

With regard to the great bulk of the globe little can be said. Very probably it is formed through and through of the same materials as the crust. This we do not know. Neither can we tell, even if it be so formed, whether the said materials are solid and cold like the outside crust, or whether they are liquid with heat. The belief has been long and widely held that the whole inside of the earth is one vast lake or furnace of melted fiery-hot material, with only a thin cooled crust covering it. Some in the present day are inclined to question this, and hold rather that the earth is solid and cold throughout, though with large lakes of liquid fire here and there, under or in her crust, from which our volcanoes are fed....

The materials of which the crust is made are many and various; yet, generally speaking, they may all be classed under one simple word, and that word is--Rock.

It must be understood that, when we talk of rock in this geological sense, we do n

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