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1. Montagnolo

2. Torre del filosofo.

3. Highest Cone

4. Lepra.

6. Fino achio

6. Capra

7. Cone of 1811.

8. cima del asino.

9. Musarto

trw of the Walle dil Birre őlma.

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AN ATTEMPT TO EXPLAIN THE FORMER CHANGES

OF THE EARTH'S SURFACE,

BY REFERENCE TO CAUSES NOW IN OPERATION.

BY

CHARLES LYELL, Esq., F.R.S.

FOR. SEC. TO THE GEOL. SOC., PROF. OF GEOL, TO KING'S COLL., LONDON.

The inhabitants of the globe, like all the other parts of it, are subject to change. It is
not only the individual that perishes, but whole species."

A change in the animal kingdom seems to be part of the order of nature, and is visible
in instances to which human power cannot have extended.''

PLAY FAIR, Illustrations of the Huttoniun Theory, $ 413.

VOLUME THE SECOND.

LONDON:

JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE-STREET.

MDCCCXXXII.

LONDON:
Printed by WILLIAM CLOWES,

Stamford Street.

TO

WILLIAM JOHN BRODERIP, Esq., B. A.

BARRISTER AT LAW,

F.R.S., F.L.S., ETC.,

VICE PRESIDENT OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON.

My Dear FRIEND,

In dedicating this volume to you, I am glad of an opportunity of acknowledging the kind interest which you have uniformly taken in the success of my labours, and the valuable assistance which you have afforded me in several departments of Natural History.

I am,

My Dear Friend,
Yours, very sincerely,

Charles LYELL.

London, December 8th, 1831.

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