If thisbe so, and I cannot doubt it, the grand and broken chain of theCordillera, instead of having been suddenly thrown up, as was tilllately the universal, and still is the common opinion ofgeologists, has been slowly upheaved in mass, in the same gradualmanner as the coasts of the Atlantic and Pacific have risen withinthe recent period. It could runwith facility on the surface of water. He asserts thatfour or five hens associate for incubation with one cock, who sitsonly at night. zu Berlin" Vom April 1845. Some men cutting wood near the base ofone of these volcanos, did not perceive the shock of the 20th,although the whole surrounding Province was then trembling; here wehave an eruption relieving and taking the place of an earthquake,as would have happened at Concepcion, according to the belief ofthe lower orders, if the volcano at Antuco had not been closed bywitchcraft. Red snow. How any person discovered that thisformidable spot was the only point where the side of the mountainwas practicable, I cannot imagine.
- Fall '18
- Sodium chloride, Pacific Ocean, Chonos Archipelago