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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 453 Volume 18, New Series, September 4, 1852   By:

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In Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 453 Volume 18, the reader is transported back to September 4, 1852, with a collection of diverse and engaging articles. The variety of topics covered in this issue is impressive, ranging from historical anecdotes to scientific discoveries and literary reviews.

One highlight of this journal is the detailed account of a recent scientific expedition, which provides a fascinating glimpse into the natural world of the 19th century. The eloquent prose and vivid descriptions make the reader feel as if they are right there alongside the explorers, experiencing the wonders of nature firsthand.

In addition to the scientific articles, there are also thoughtful reflections on literature and poetry, showcasing the journal's commitment to intellectual growth and cultural enrichment. The talented writers featured in this issue offer insightful critiques and analyses, stimulating the reader's mind and encouraging a deeper appreciation of the written word.

Overall, Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 453 Volume 18 is a thought-provoking and engaging read for anyone interested in history, science, or literature. Its diverse content and high-quality writing make it a valuable addition to any bookshelf.

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No. 453. NEW SERIES. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1852. PRICE 1 1/2 d.


Occupied as most of us are with our respective worldly concerns, and accustomed to see the routine of common events going on smoothly from age to age, we are little apt to reflect on natural events of a tremendous character, which modern science shews might possibly happen, and that on any day of any year. We think of the land as a firm and solid thing as terra firma , in short not recollecting that geology shews how it may rise or sink, so as to pass into new relations to the enveloping sea; how it may be raised, for instance, to such an extent as to throw every port inland, or so far lowered as to submerge the richest and most populous regions. No doubt, the relations of sea and land have been much as they are during historical time; but it is at the same time past all doubt, that the last great geological event, in respect of most countries known, was a submergence which produced the marine alluvial deposits; and when we find that Scandinavia is slowly but steadily rising in some parts at this moment, and that a thousand miles of the west coast of South America rose four feet in a single night only thirty years ago, we cannot feel quite assured, that the agencies which produced that submergence, and the subsequent re emergence, are at an end... Continue reading book >>

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