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VESTIGES OF THE NATURAL HISTORY

OF CREATION

by

Robert Chambers

THE BODIES OF SPACE, THEIR ARRANGEMENTS AND FORMATION.

CONSTITUENT MATERIALS OF THE EARTH AND OF THE OTHER BODIES OF SPACE.

THE EARTH FORMED - ERA OF THE PRIMARY ROCKS.

COMMENCEMENT OF ORGANIC LIFE - SEA PLANTS, CORALS, ETC.

ERA OF THE OLD RED SANDSTONE - FISHES ABUNDANT

SECONDARY ROCKS.  ERA OF THE CARBONIFEROUS FORMATION.  LAND FORMED.  COMMENCEMENT OF LAND PLANTS.

ERA OF THE NEW RED SANDSTONE.  TERRESTRIAL ZOOLOGY COMMENCES WITH REPTILES.  FIRST TRACES OF BIRDS.

ERA OF THE OOLITE.  COMMENCEMENT OF MAMMALIA.

ERA OF THE CRETACEOUS FORMATION.

ERA OF THE TERTIARY FORMATION. - MAMMALIA ABUNDANT.

ERA OF THE SUPERFICIAL FORMATIONS.  COMMENCEMENT OF PRESENT SPECIES.

GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS RESPECTING THE ORIGIN OF THE ANIMATED TRIBES.

PARTICULAR CONSIDERATIONS RESPECTING THE ORIGIN OF THE ANIMATED TRIBES.

HYPOTHESIS OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE VEGETABLE AND ANIMAL KINGDOMS.

MACLEAY SYSTEM OF ANIMATED NATURE.  THIS SYSTEM CONSIDERED IN CONNEXION WITH THE PROGRESS OF ORGANIC CREATION, AND AS INDICATING THE NATURAL STATUS OF MAN.

EARLY HISTORY OF MANKIND.

MENTAL CONSTITUTION OF ANIMALS.

PURPOSE AND GENERAL CONDITION OF THE ANIMATED CREATION.

NOTE CONCLUSORY.