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" This earth, like the body of an animal, is wasted at the same time that it is repaired. It has a state of growth and augmentation; it has another state, which is that of diminution and decay. This world is thus destroyed in one part, but it is renewed... "
Geology for General Readers: A Series of Popular Sketches in Geology and ... - Page 49
by David Page - 1870 - 340 pages
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The English Review, Or, An Abstract of English and Foreign Literature, Volume 28

English literature - 1796
...augmentation; it has anothee ftate, which is that of diminution and decay. This world is thus deftroyed in one part, but it is renewed in another ; and the operations by which this world is thus conftantly renewed, are as evident to the Scientific eye, as are thofe in which it is neceffarily deftroyed....
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 19

Tobias George Smollett - English literature - 1797
...augmentation ; it has another flate, which is that of diminution and decay. This world is thus deftroyed in one part, but it is renewed in another; and the...is thus constantly renewed, are as evident to the fcientific eye, as are thofe in which it is nccefljrily deftroyed. The marks of the internal fire,...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature

English literature - 1797
...augmentation ; it has another ftate, which is that of diminution and decay,. This world is thus deftroyed in one part, but it is renewed in another; and the operations by wiiich this world is thus constantly renewed, are rre. evident to the fcientific eye, as are thofe...
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The World Before the Deluge

Louis Figuier - Geology, Stratigraphic - 1867 - 439 pages
...earth, like the body of an animal, is wasted, as the philosophical Button tells us, at the same tune that it is repaired. It has a state of growth and...another state, which is that of diminution and decay : it is destroyed in one part to be renewed in another ; and the operations by which this is accomplished...
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Transactions of the Edinburgh Geological Society, Volume 5

Edinburgh Geological Society - Geology - 1885
...power of a great river exemplified, and we recognise the truth of Button's theory that " the world is destroyed in one part, but it is renewed in another...as are those in which it is necessarily destroyed." I have now stated generally the Theory of the Earth as propounded by Hutton, but I may also add a summary...
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The Origin of Mountain Ranges Considered Experimentally, Structurally ...

Thomas Mellard Reade - Geology - 1886 - 359 pages
...faileu comprehend it. He sums up his facts in this way : — " The Earth, like the body of an animal, is wasted at the same time that it is repaired. It...as are those in which it is necessarily destroyed." * Intrusions of * ' Theory of the Earth,' p. 662. The comparison of the gradual growth of the structure...
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The Story of American Coals

William Jasper Nicolls - Coal - 1896 - 405 pages
...growth and augmentation ; it has another state, which is that of diminution and decay. " This world is destroyed in one part, but it is renewed in another,...as are those in which it is necessarily destroyed." No one who has ever studied the locations of the various coal basins in this country can have failed...
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The Story of American Coals

William Jasper Nicolls - Coal - 1896 - 405 pages
...globe and a system of beautiful economy in the works of nature. This earth, like the body of an animal, is wasted at the same time that it is repaired. "...which is that of diminution and decay. " This world is destroyed in one part, but it is renewed in another, and the operations by which this world is thus...
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Methodology, Metaphysics and the History of Science: In Memory of Benjamin ...

R.S. Cohen - History - 1984 - 373 pages
...globe, and a system of beautiful economy in the works of nature. This earth like the body of an animal, is wasted at the same time that it is repaired. It...another state which is that of diminution and decay. The world is thus destroyed in one part but it is renewed in another. [40] AsMcIntyre put it: Analogy...
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The Wealth of Nature: Environmental History and the Ecological Imagination

Donald Worster - Social Science - 1994 - 272 pages
...but has gone through cycles of decay and renewal. "The earth," he wrote, "like the body of an animal, is wasted at the same time that it is repaired. It...is thus destroyed in one part, but it is renewed in another."18 Those were important anticipations of the historical consciousness, but science had to...
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