By William Francis Magie
This can be the reprint of a well known and priceless paintings that has been out of print and extensively looked for a few years. A quantity within the sequence of Source Books within the heritage of the Sciences, it comprises decisions from the writings of the nice physicists from the sixteenth in the course of the nineteenth century--such figures as Galileo and Newton, Franklin and Faraday, Rowland, Hertz, and the Curies--making on hand to the coed in English translation their most crucial contributions, defined of their personal phrases, including biographical and explanatory notes through the editor.
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This marked horizon can readily be identified as a podsolic forest soil. On top of this are 4 feet of sand, a black peaty earth, overlain by yellow ochre sand (2 feet) and a third sand bed, about 4 feet thick. 5 foot up to more than 9 feet, depending of the height of the dune surface. Berkhey noted that the various sand beds found on top of the ‘skins’ showed two different types of accumulation. The lower sets varied little in thickness, which resulted in intervening soil horizons, which ran remarkably parallel.
Nowadays they are known in Dutch as ‘driekanters’. ’ region. At first, he thought of some fossil kind of Echinoid, but later on he dropped this explanation, confessing that he could not think of any reasonable explanation. Clearly, he described ventifacts, shaped at least partly by wind action under the polar-desert conditions of ice ages. Evidently, the sand beds of Naarden and beyond belonged to the same group of deposits as Omalius described later from the heath region between Rhine and IJssel.
A Source Book in Physics by William Francis Magie