The Cruise of the Betsey: Or, a Summer Ramble Among the Fossiliferous Deposits of the Hebrides ; with Rambles of a Geologist ; Or, Ten Thousand Miles Over the Fossiliferous Deposits of Scotland

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Gould and Lincoln, 1859 - 524 pagina's
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