Publisher Description

That application of the sciences of biology and geology, which is commonly known as palæontology, took its origin in the mind of the first person who, finding something like a shell, or a bone, naturally embedded in gravel or rock, indulged in speculations upon the nature of this thing which he had dug out—this "fossil"—and upon the causes which had brought it into such a position. In this rudimentary form, a high antiquity may safely be ascribed to palæontology, inasmuch as we know that, 500 years before the Christian era, the philosophic doctrines of Xenophanes were influenced by his observations upon the fossil remains exposed in the quarries of Syracuse.

GENRE
Science & Nature
RELEASED
1895
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
692
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
427.8
KB

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