The World Before the Deluge
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The World Before the Deluge

By Louis Figuier
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Table of Contents
  • THE World before the Deluge.
  • CONTENTS.
  • FULL-PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS.
  • PREFACE.
  • GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS.
    • Fossils.
    • Chemical and Nebular Hypotheses of the Globe.
    • Modifications of the Surface of the Globe.
      • ORDER OF STRATIFICATION.
    • ORDER OF STRATIFICATION.
  • ERUPTIVE ROCKS.
    • Plutonic Eruptions.
    • Volcanic Rocks.
      • Trachytic Formations.
      • Basaltic Formations.
      • Volcanic or Lava Formations.
    • Trachytic Formations.
    • Basaltic Formations.
    • Volcanic or Lava Formations.
    • Metamorphic Rocks.
      • General Metamorphism.
    • General Metamorphism.
  • THE BEGINNING.
  • PRIMARY EPOCH.
    • Cambrian Period.
    • The Silurian Period.
      • Lower Silurian.
      • Upper Silurian Period.
    • Lower Silurian.
    • Upper Silurian Period.
    • OLD RED SANDSTONE AND DEVONIAN PERIOD.
    • CARBONIFEROUS PERIOD.
      • Carboniferous Limestone. (Sub-period.)
      • Coal Measures. (Sub-period.)
      • Formation of Beds of Coal.
    • Carboniferous Limestone. (Sub-period.)
    • Coal Measures. (Sub-period.)
    • Formation of Beds of Coal.
    • PERMIAN PERIOD.
  • SECONDARY EPOCH.
    • The Triassic, or New Red Period.
      • New Red Sandstone.
      • Keuper Sub-period.
    • New Red Sandstone.
    • Keuper Sub-period.
    • RHÆTIC, OR PENARTH SUB-PERIOD.
    • JURASSIC PERIOD.
      • The Lias
      • Oolitic Sub-period.
      • Lower Oolite Fauna.
      • Lower Oolite Rocks.
      • Middle Oolite.
      • Upper Oolite.
    • The Lias
    • Oolitic Sub-period.
    • Lower Oolite Fauna.
    • Lower Oolite Rocks.
    • Middle Oolite.
    • Upper Oolite.
    • THE CRETACEOUS PERIOD.
      • The Lower Cretaceous Period.
      • Upper Cretaceous Period.
    • The Lower Cretaceous Period.
    • Upper Cretaceous Period.
  • TERTIARY PERIOD.
    • THE EOCENE PERIOD.
      • THE MIOCENE PERIOD.
      • PLIOCENE PERIOD.
    • THE MIOCENE PERIOD.
    • PLIOCENE PERIOD.
  • QUATERNARY EPOCH.
    • Post-Pliocene Period.
    • EUROPEAN DELUGES.
    • GLACIAL PERIOD.
    • CREATION OF MAN AND THE ASIATIC DELUGE.
  • EPILOGUE.
  • TABLE OF BRITISH SEDIMENTARY AND FOSSILIFEROUS STRATA.
  • EXTENSION OF THE PREVIOUS TABLE.
  • INDEX.
  • TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES:
    • Textual remarks:
    • Changes made to original text:
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