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From J. W. Judd   8 January 1882

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Summary

Praises G. H. Darwin’s letter ["On the geological importance of the tides", Nature 25 (1882): 213–14] which criticises the use made of George Darwin’s views by Robert Ball ["A glimpse through the corridors of time", Nature 25 (1881): 79–82, 103–7]. JWJ argues from the fineness of Cambrian sediments against Ball’s intensification of geological forces. Massive Carboniferous river deltas also contradict Ball’s excessively high tides.

Summary

Praises G. H. Darwin’s letter ["On the geological importance of the tides", Nature 25 (1882): 213–14] which criticises the use made of George Darwin’s views by Robert Ball ["A glimpse through the corridors of time", Nature 25 (1881): 79–82, 103–7]. JWJ argues from the fineness of Cambrian sediments against Ball’s intensification of geological forces. Massive Carboniferous river deltas also contradict Ball’s excessively high tides.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-13604
From
John Wesley Judd
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Kew
Source of text
DAR 168: 89
Physical description
8pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13604,” accessed on 19 April 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-13604

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