The New Encyclopaedia Britannica
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1974 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 934 pages
 Propaedia: outline of knowledge and guide to the Britannica.--- Micropaedia: ready reference and index.--- Macropaedia: knowledge in depth.
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At the beginning of this period, primitive forms of animal and plant life appeared,
primarily as algae, when the vast marine basins of the Precambrian covered the
geosynclinal regions of the Urals, the Tien Shan, the Altai, the Western Sayans, ...
Shallow seas or coal-bearing freshwater basins and swamps, especially
numerous during the Jurassic Period, at times covered the lowlands of Western
Siberia, the Turansk Plain, the Iranian Massif, and the Ordos Desert and
Szechwan Basin ...
Here the use of improvisatory material is more and more marked; but, whereas in
the earlier period Beethoven was more concerned to show how it could fit
naturally into a traditional 18th-century framework, here he explores in greater
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