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Atlantic Ocean

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Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Etymological note on Hasgeir [Heisker], c1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/25
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Etymological note on Hasgeir [Theisgeir/Heisker] describing it as coming from the Norse for 'the ocean rock', describing how it is pronounced. Also a note that the Atlantic is called 'An Hàf' and the Minch 'An Cuan' giving an example of how 'An Hàf' is used.

Dates: c1875

Lecture on 'The Origin of the Scenery of the British Isles', 1884

Identifier: Coll-74/7/1
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Notes for 5 lectures on 'The Origin of the Scenery of the British Isles' given to the Royal Institution in 1884, along with printed abstracts. Sir Archibald Geikie focused on geological formations around the British Isles, with comparisons from European and North American locations, looking at the materials of which they are composed and the processes which went into their creation.

Dates: 1884

Lectures on American geological history, c1879

Identifier: Coll-74/6/4
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Notes and text for seven lectures looking at the geological history of the American continent, looking at specific locations therein, based partly on results from American survey work. These locations were related to to other places around the world, particularly in Britain and Europe. A variety of geological formations were looked at, including that of the continent itself, considering the materials which make them up and the geological timeframe.

Dates: c1879

Note about 'Cra-rionnach' or red mackerel, 1894

Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/153
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Note about 'Cra-rionnach' or red mackerel which reads 'Bones of head hard scales sharp and prickly. Scales come off whole when boiled. When plentiful no herrings are got on the west coast'. Text has been scored through in pencil as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: 1894

Notes for lectures on 'Geographical Evolution', late 19th century

Identifier: Coll-74/9/1
Scope and Contents Notes for 6 lectures on 'Geographical Evolution', encompasing a wide variety of related subjects. Sir Archibald Geike looked at various geological periods and how both the areas occupied by land and water changed over time. He looked at the creation of many geological formations, at the materials they were composed of and the processes involved, including the infleunce of different elements within the natural world. He used as examples numerous locations, mostly within the British Isles but...
Dates: late 19th century