The Origin of Lake Basins

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I WISH to draw the attention of your correspondents, Messrs Aitken and Tarr, to p. 94 of the Geological Magazine, vol. iv. 1876, in regard to the manner in which, in all probability, the greater number of the lakes in British North America were formed. There are, however, doubtless many other causes by which lake basins have been formed. The object of my notice was simply to point out that the ice need not be supposed to have exerted any extraordinary or abnormal influence in scooping out rock basins which have subsequently become lakes.

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