The Formation of Mountains

Abstract

MR. ALFRED R. WALLACE asks one of our “great” physicists to enlighten us about the possibility of the interior of the globe “cooling more rapidly than the crust”. If he will turn to a chapter on Conduction in such a work as Maxwell's “Theory of Heat”, he will find an explanation of the principle. At p. 247 is a passage especially relating to the loss of heat by the earth.

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