Lyell's Principles of Geology*


IN our last notice, after a sketch of the methods of investigation employed by Sir Charles Lyell, and an outline of the principles deduced therefrom, we gave a few examples of the kind of proofs brought forward by him to show that the degrading and transporting forces which we see in operation are producing similar phenomena to those we observe in the sedimentary rocks, and that, given sufficient time only, effects on as great a scale must be the inevitable result.


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HUGHES, T. Lyell's Principles of Geology* . Nature 6, 165–168 (1872).

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