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OCCASIONAL PAPEES

THEOET OF GLACIERS

NOW FIRST COLLECTED AND CHRONOLOGICALLY ARRANGED.

A. PEEFATOEY NOTE ON THE EECENT PEOGEESS AND
PEESENT ASPECT OF THE THEOEY.

JAMES D. FORBES, D.C.L., F.R.S.,

SEC. U.S. ED., F. G.S., ETC.

Corresponding Member of the Imperial Institute of France, Associate or Honorary Member of

the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, of the Academy of Palermo, of the Dutch

Society of Sciences (Haarlem), of the Helvetic Society, of the Pontifical

Academy of "Nuovi Lincei" at Rome, and of the Natural

History Societies of Heidelberg, Geneva, and Vand;

Honorary Member of the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh,

of the Cambridge, Yorkshire, St. Andrews, and Isle of Wight Philosophical Societies,

and of the Plymouth and Bristol Institutions, and

PROFESSOR OF NATURAL PHILOSOPHY IN THE UNIVERSITY
OF EDINBURGH.

EDINBURGH: u-

ADAM AND CHAELES BLACK, NOETH BEIDGE.

MDCCCLIX.

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DEDICATED

TO

JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS, M.D.

F.RS.E M.R.C.PH.,

OF CLIFTON HILL HOUSE, BRISTOL,

TO WHOSE SKILL AS A PHYSICIAN,

AND

TO WHOSE UNWEARIED KINDNESS AS A FRIEND,

THE WRITER *

GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES

HIS DEEP AND LASTING

OBLIGATION.

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