Researches on the Glacial Period

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    THE book consists of two parts. The first is a detailed account of a journey in Finland and a short visit to Sweden, both made in 1871 under the auspices of the Russian Geographical Society, for the special purpose of studying the glacial formations and the ösar (eskers or kames). The second part is an inquiry into the meaning and value of various evidences of the glacial period—the striation of rocks, the forms of rocks and mountains, the boulders, the loose deposits, and the moraines and ösar. Out of the seven chapters into which this part is divided only the three first (sketch of the development of the glacial theory, striation, and forms of mountains) appear in this fascicule, and the two last (loose deposits and their classification, moraines, and ösar) are summarised at length in an Appendix.

    Researches on the Glacial Period.

    By P. Kropotkin. First fascicule. 827 pages in 8vo. With Maps and Woodcuts in a separate brochure. (Memoirs of the Russian Geographical Society, vol. vii., 1876.)

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    Researches on the Glacial Period . Nature 16, 161 (1877) doi:10.1038/016161a0

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