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Charles Darwin Letters on Geology 1835_letters_F1

Charles Darwin Letters on Geology 1835_letters_F1

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FORPRIVATEDISTRlBUTION.
TilE
followingpagescontainExtractsfrom
LETTJ;:RS
addressedtoProfessor
F!&NSLOW
byC.
DARWIN,
Esq.Theyareprintedfordis-tributionamongtheMembersoftheCambridgePhilosophicalSociety,inconsequenceoftheinterestwhichhasbeenexcitedbysomeoftheGeologicalnoticeswhichtheycontain,andwhichwerereadataMeetingoftheSocietyonthe16thofNovember1835.Theopinionshereexpressedmustbeviewedinnootherlightthanasthefirstthoughtswhichoccur
to
atravellerrespectingwhathesees,before
he
hashadtimetocollatehisNotes,andexaminehisCollections,withtheattentionnecessaryforscientificaccuracy.
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EXTRAC'l'S,
RIODEJ.U/""'O,Alug18,183~.
WesturtcdfromPlymouthouthe27thDecember1881-AtSt.lngc(CapedeVerr!Islands)wespentthreeweeks.Thegeologywaspre-eminentlyinte-
resting,nnd
I
believequitenew:therearcsomefacts
on
alargescale,ofupraised
coast
thatwouldinterestMrLyel1.
St
Jagoissingularlybarren,
andproduces
fewplantsorinsects;sothatmyhammerwasmyusual
corn-
panion.
Onthecoast
I
collectedmanymarineanimals,chiefly
gastcropodous
mollusca
(I
thinksome
new).
I
ex-aminedprettyaccurately
11
Caryophyllia,
und,
ifmyeyeswerenotbewitched,formerdescriptionshave
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