The Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
London: FETTER LANE, E.C.
C. F. CLAY, Manager
Edinburgh: 100, PRINCES STREET
London: H. K. LEWIS, 136, GOWER STREET, W.C.
WILLIAM WESLEY & SON, 28, ESSEX STREET, STRAND
Berlin: A. ASHER AND CO.
Leipzig: F. A. BROCKHAUS
New York: G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS
Bombay and Calcutta: MACMILLAN AND CO., Ltd.
All rights reserved
PRINTED BY JOHN CLAY, M.A.
AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS
With the exception of the coat of arms at the foot, the design on the title page is a reproduction of one used by the earliest known Cambridge printer, John Siberch, 1521
KNOWLEDGE cannot be divided into compartments, each given a definite name and allotted to a different student. There are, and always must be, branches of knowledge in which several sciences meet or have an interest, and these are somewhat liable to be neglected. If the following pages arouse an interest in one of the by-ways of science their purpose has been fulfilled.
February 17, 1913.
v I. 1 II. 11 III. 19 IV. 39 VI. 64 VIII. 105 122 125
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
- Buried Forest seen at low-water at Dove Point, on the Cheshire coast. (From the Cambridge County Geography of Cheshire)
frontispiece 1.Diagram to show the relations of the Submerged Forests to the sea-level 7 2.Section at Tilbury Docks 14 3.Section across the Humber between Hessle and Barton 36 4.Approximate Coast-line at the period of the lowest Submerged Forest 40