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Stories of Rocks


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Stories of Rocks

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Compiled From: Stories of Our Mother Earth, by Harold W. Fairbanks,San Francisco: The Whitaker & Ray Company, (1899). The Earth in Past Ages, by Sophie Bledsoe Herrick, New York: American Books Company, (1888).

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Table of Contents Stories of Our Mother Earth .......................................7 Introduction .............................................................................. 9 This Home of Ours ................................................................. 13 The Rock Floor....................................................................... 18 How the Soil is Formed .......................................................... 23 A Handful of Sand .................................................................. 29 The Work of the Wind ........................................................... 35 A Curious California River .................................................... 40 The Story of San Francisco Bay.............................................. 45 An Ancient Oyster Bed .......................................................... 51 A Rainstorm in the Desert...................................................... 56 The Story of Petroleum .......................................................... 61 The History of a Package of Borax ......................................... 68 Where Our Salt Comes From ................................................. 73 Mono Lake .............................................................................. 78 The Story of the Colorado River ............................................ 84 What We Saw in an Ocean Cliff ............................................ 90 How Islands are Formed ......................................................... 97 The Story of the Yosemite Valley ......................................... 103 When the Mastodon Lived ................................................... 110 The Making of Mountains .................................................... 117 An Extinct Volcano .............................................................. 120 Caves .................................................................................... 126 Crater Lake ........................................................................... 131 The Lava Plateau of the Northwest ...................................... 136 Down in a Gold Mine ........................................................... 141 Where the Quicksilver is Made ............................................ 148 The Autobiography of a Nugget ........................................... 154 Coal, Graphite, Diamond ..................................................... 160


Table of Contents The Earth in Past Ages .......................................... 167 What is Geology? .................................................................. 169 The Clue Found in the Rocks. .............................................. 175 Water .................................................................................... 185 The Reign of Fire .................................................................. 195 Fire and Water ...................................................................... 205 The Ice-King at Work ........................................................... 215 Plants As Builders ................................................................. 225 The Builders Under the Sea .................................................. 235 The Crust of the Earth .......................................................... 245 Mountain-Building ................................................................ 252 Metals at Home ..................................................................... 260 A Study of Bones .................................................................. 270 The Dawn of Life .................................................................. 276 The Reign of Fishes .............................................................. 285 The Reign of Plants .............................................................. 293 “Striking Oil” ........................................................................ 303 Salt ........................................................................................ 312 The Reign of Reptiles............................................................ 318 The Bottom of the Sea .......................................................... 329 Birds of the Past .................................................................... 338 The Reign of Land Monsters................................................. 348 The Coming of Man .............................................................. 357


Stories of Our Mother Earth By Harold W. Fairbanks


Introduction

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This Home of Ours

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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The Rock Floor

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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How the Soil is Formed

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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A Handful of Sand

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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The Work of the Wind

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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A Curious California River

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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Stories of Rocks

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The Story of San Francisco Bay

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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An Ancient Oyster Bed

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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A Rainstorm in the Desert

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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The Story of Petroleum

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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The History of a Package of Borax

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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Where Our Salt Comes From

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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Mono Lake

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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The Story of the Colorado River

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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Stories of Rocks

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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What We Saw in an Ocean Cliff

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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How Islands are Formed

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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The Story of the Yosemite Valley

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When the Mastodon Lived

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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The Making of Mountains

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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An Extinct Volcano

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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Caves

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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Crater Lake

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The Lava Plateau of the Northwest

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Down in a Gold Mine

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Where the Quicksilver is Made

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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The Autobiography of a Nugget

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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Stories of Rocks

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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Stories of Our Mother Earth

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Coal, Graphite, Diamond

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The Earth in Past Ages By

Sophie Bledsoe Herrick


Chapter I

What is Geology?

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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Chapter II

The Clue Found in the Rocks.

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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Chapter III

Water

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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Chapter IV

The Reign of Fire

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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Chapter V

Fire and Water

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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Chapter VI

The Ice-King at Work

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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Chapter VII

Plants As Builders

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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Chapter VIII

The Builders Under the Sea

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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Chapter IX

The Crust of the Earth

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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Chapter X

Mountain-Building

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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Chapter XI

Metals at Home

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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Chapter XII

A Study of Bones

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The Earth in Ages Past

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Stories of Rocks

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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Chapter XIII

The Dawn of Life

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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Chapter XIV

The Reign of Fishes

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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Chapter XV

The Reign of Plants

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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Chapter XVI

“Striking Oil”

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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Chapter XVII

Salt

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The Earth in Ages Past

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Stories of Rocks

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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Chapter XVIII

The Reign of Reptiles

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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Chapter XIX

The Bottom of the Sea

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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Chapter XX

Birds of the Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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Chapter XXI

The Reign of Land Monsters

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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Chapter XXII

The Coming of Man

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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The Earth in Ages Past

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