On some results of the earth's contraction from cooling including a discussion of the origin of mountains and the nature of the earth's interior

  title={On some results of the earth's contraction from cooling including a discussion of the origin of mountains and the nature of the earth's interior},
  author={James D. Dana},
  journal={American Journal of Science},
  pages={423 - 443}
  • J. Dana
  • Published 1 June 1873
  • Geology
  • American Journal of Science
PREPARATORY to a discussion of some questions connected with the earth's contraction, I here present a statement of the views which I have entertained with regard to the prominent results of this agency. They first appeared in 1846 and 1847, in volumes ii, iii and iv of the second series of this Journal, and were somewhat extended in 1856, in vol xxii. * Full credit is given to earlier writers in connection with the articles referred to. The views are as follows :t- 
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