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Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 6 "Geodesy" to "Geometry"   By:

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(1) Numbers following letters (without space) like C2 were originally printed in subscript. Letter subscripts are preceded by an underscore, like C n.

(2) Characters following a carat (^) were printed in superscript.

(3) Side notes were relocated to function as titles of their respective paragraphs.

(4) Macrons and breves above letters and dots below letters were not inserted.

(5) [root] stands for the root symbol; [alpha], [beta], etc. for greek letters.

(6) The following typographical errors have been corrected:

ARTICLE GEOFFREY: "... his history in chiefly one of quarrels, with the see of Canterbury, with the chancellor William Longchamp, with his half brothers Richard and John, and especially with his canons at York." 'William' amended from 'Willian'.

ARTICLE GEOLOGY: "... and at the same time greater appreciation has been shown of the signification and strength of the geological proofs of the high antiquity of our planet." 'strength' amended from 'stength'.

ARTICLE GEOLOGY: "... it can be demonstrated that sometimes an inch or two of sediment might, on certain horizons, represent the deposit of an enormously longer period than a hundred or a thousand times the same amount of sediment on other horizons... Continue reading book >>


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