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AN

INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY

OF

FOSSIL ORGANIC REMAINS,

LEICESTER: Printed by T. Combe and Son, Gallowtree-gate.

OUTLINES OF ORYCTOLOGY. 183/

AN INTRODUCTION

TO

THE STUDY OF

FOSSIL ORGANIC REMAINS;

ESPECIALLY OF THOSE

Found in the British Strata :

INTENDED TO AID THE STUDENT IN HIS INQUIRIES

RESPECTING THE NATURE OF FOSSILS,

AND THEIR

CONNECTION WITH THE FORMATION OF THE EARTH.

amith Illustrative Plates.

SECOND EDITION.
WITH THE AUTHOR'S LATEST CORRECTIONS.

BY JAMES PARKINSON,

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Member of the Geological Society of London, the

Wernerian Society of Edinburgh, and of the Cæsarian Society of Moscow.

LONDON:

M. A. NATTALI, 24, TAVISTOCK-STREET, COVENT-GARDEN;

AND COMBE AND SON, LEICESTER.

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PREFACE.

The following pages are dedicated to the service of those Admirers of Fossils who have not yet entered into a strict examination of the distinctive characters of these interesting substances.

An attempt is made, in this slight but comprehensive sketch, to show the difference of forms and structure in the numerous organized beings with which the earth was peopled before the creation of man; to mark the several circumstances in which they agreed with, or differed from, the inhabitants of the present world ; and to point out, from the strata in which they exist, the order in which they probably were formed. The limits of this publication will not always allow a full statement of those minute distinctions which are the objects of research of

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