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with an Introductory View of the animal Kingdom, Translated from the French of

Baron Cubier,

AND COPIOUS NOTES

EMBRACING ACCOUNTS OF NEW DISCOVERIES IN NATURAL HISTORY:

A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR,

BY WASHINGTON IRVING;

AND

A CAREFULLY PREPARED INDEX TO THE WHOLE WORK,

IN TWO VOLUMES.

.

VOL. I.

LONDON, EDINBURGH, AND DUBLIN:

A. FULLARTON AND CO.

1852.

EDINBURGH: FULLARTOY AND MACNAB. PRINTERS, LEITT WALK.

D333

1852

Val. I

CONTENTS AND ARRANGEMENT

OF THIS EDITION.

1

VOLUME FIRST.

Page

PUBLISHERS' ADVERTISEMENT,

i

CONTENTS AND ARRANGEMENT,

iii

INTRODUCTORY VIEW OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM. From the French of Baron Cuvier, vii-liv

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF GOLDSMITH. By Washington Irving,

1-53

PART I.--HISTORY OF THE EARTH.

Preface to the Original Edition,

57

CHAP. I.-A Sketch of the Universe,

59

CHAP. II.-A short Survey of the Globe, from the light of Astronomy and Geography,

65

CHAP. III.-A View of the Surface of the Earth,

67

CHAP. IV.-A Review of the different Theories of the Earth, 1

68

CHAP. V.-Of Fossil-shells, and other Extraneous Fossils,

73

CHAP. VI.-Of the Internal Structure of the Earth,

80

CHAP. VII.--Of Caves and Subterraneous Passages, that sink, but not Perpendicularly, into

the Earth,

84

CHAP. VIII._Of Mines, Damps, and Mineral Vapours,

86

CHAP. IX.- Of Volcanoes and Earthquakes,

91

CHAP. X.-Of Earthquakes,

97

CHAP. XI.-Of the Appearance of New Islands and Tracts; and of the Disappearing of

others,

103

CHAP. XII._Of Mountains,

106

CHAP. XIII.- Of Water,

112

CHAP. XIV.–Of the Origin of Rivers,

120

CHAP. XV.-Of the Ocean in general; and of its Saltness,

131

CHAP. XVI.-Of the Tides, Motion, and Currents of the Sea; with their Effects,

136

CHAP. XVII._Of the Changes produced by the Sea upon the Earth,

140

CHAP. XVIII.-A Summary account of the Mechanical Properties of Air,

147

CHAP. XIX.–An Essay towards a Natural History of the Air,

150

CHAP. XX.- Of Winds, Irregular and Regular,

159

CHAP. XXI.-Of Meteors and such appearances as result from a combination of the Elements, 170

CHAP. XXII.— The Conclusion,

179

PART II.-HISTORY OF QUADRUPEDS.

INTRODUCTORY BOOK, viz.,

CHAP. I.-A Comparison of Animals with the Inferior Ranks of Creation,

183

CHAP. II.-Of the Generation of Animals,

187

CHAP. III.—The Infancy of Man,

195

CHAP. IV._Of Puberty,

198

CAAP. V.-Of the Age of Manhood,

200

CHAP. VI.-Of Sleep and Hunger,

210

CHAP. VII.- Of Seeing,

215

CHAP. VIII._Of Hearing,

219

CAAP. IX.-Of Smelling, Feeling, and Tasting,

224

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VOLUME SECOND.

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