Greenland Icefields and Life in the North Atlantic: With a New Discussion of the Causes of the Ice Age

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D. Appleton and Company, 1896 - 407 páginas
Describes excursion to Greenland in 1894 with Dr. F.A. Cook, with observations on land and sea ice, peoples, plants and animals. Discusses Pleistocene glaciation and its causes. (AB 19714).
 

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Página 407 - Mr. Conway's volume is a splendid record of a daring and adventurous scientific expedition. . . . What Mr. Whymper did for the northern Andes, Mr. Conway has done for the Karakorum Himalayas." — London Times. " It would be difficult to say which of the many classes of readers who will welcome the work will find most enjoyment in its fascinating pages. Mr. Conway's pen and Mr. McCormick's pencil have made their countrymen partners in their pleasure.
Página 347 - ... prominent moraines were amassed in many irregular but roughly parallel belts, where the front at successive times paused or re-advanced under secular variations in the prevailingly temperate and even warm climate by which, between the times of formation of the moraines, the ice was rapidly melted away.
Página 337 - Geikie maintains that the use of paleolithic implements had ceased, and that early man in Europe made neolithic (polished) implements, before the recession of the ice-sheet from Scotland, Denmark, and the Scandinavian peninsula ; and Prestwich suggests that the dawn of civilization in Egypt, China and India may have been coeval with the glaciation of northwestern Europe. In Wales and Yorkshire the amount of denudation of limestone rocks on which drift boulders lie has been regarded by Mr.
Página 148 - ... to man. When a woman is about to give birth to a child she is put in a house and given frozen meat sufficient to last for two weeks and also some blubber and oil. If she survives the ordeal and the baby is heard to cry, the others will come in and help her, but if the baby's cries are not heard, that house will not be entered again. The common impression is that aboriginal women give birth to children easily, but it is not so with these women. Deaths in childbirth are not at all uncommon. From...
Página 49 - ... wars, where the conquerors spared neither women nor children — that all these have been abolished ; and that dishonesty, intemperance, and licentiousness have been greatly reduced by the introduction of Christianity. In a voyager to forget these things is base ingratitude ; for should he chance to be at the point of shipwreck on some unknown coast, he will most devoutly pray that the lesson of the missionary may have extended thus far.

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