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THE

GALLERY

OF

NATURE AND ART

PART I.

N A TU R E.

BOOK II.
GEOLOGY.

[CONTINUED.)

CHAP. XXXIV.

ATMOSPHERICAL DEPARTMENT.

We now advance to the atmospherical phænomena of the science of Geology, in the extensive sense in which we have em. ployed this term; and shall proceed to a brief survey of whatever is most curious or worthy of observation in the composition of the Atmosphere; the variation of Climate; the extremes of Heat and Cold; the existence of Electricity and electric Powers, as Thunder and Lightning, Aurora Borealis, Water-spouts ; Falling-stars, and Ignes Fatui ; Echoes, Wind, Hurricanes, and Storms; the origin of Mist, Dew, Sleet, Snow, Mirages, or Fata Morgana, Meteoric, Stones, and various other appearances connected with or depen. dent upon the preceding; and which collectively constitute the Science of Meteorology.

TOL, IV.

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BY THE REV. EDWARD POLEHAMPTON,

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