The Formation of Mountains


IN the account of M. Favre's experiments in NATURE, vol. xix. p. 103, I find the following passage:—“It is, in fact, very probable that our globe is at the stage when, according to Élie de Beaumont, ‘the mean annual cooling of the mass exceeds that of the surface, and exceeds it more and more.’ It must follow that the external strata of the globe, tending always to rest on the internal parts, are wrinkled, folded, dislocated, depressed at certain points, and elevated at others”.

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