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G E O L O G Y:
AN INQUIRY HOW FAR THE FORMER CHANGES OF
THE EARTH'S SURFACE
ARE REFERABLE TO CAUSES NOW IN OPERATION.
CHARLES LYELL, Esq. F.R.S.
FOREIGN SECRETARY TO THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON.
“ The inhabitants of the globe, like all the other parts of it, are subject to
A change in the animal kingdom seems to be a part of the order of nature,
PLAYFAIR, Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory, 413.
IN FOUR VOLUMES.
THE THIRD EDITION.
Action of tides and currents, continued — Inroads of the sea
upon the delta of the Rhine in Holland — changes in the arms of the Rhine Estuary of the Bies Bosch, formed in 1421 Formation of the Zuyder Zee, in the 13th century — Islands destroyed — Delta of the Ems converted into a bay - Estuary of the Dollart formed Encroachment of the sea on the coast of Sleswick - Inroads on the eastern shores of North America
Tidal wave, called the Bore. Influence of tides and currents on the mean level of seas - Action of currents in inland lakes and seas — Baltic-Cimbrian deluge-Straits of Gibraltar
No under-current there Whether salt is precipitated in the Mediterranean Waste of shores of Mediterranean.
Inroads of the sea at the mouths of the Rhine. — The line of British coast considered in the preceding chapter offered no example of the conflict of two