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No vital principle is involved in either preference, and indeed I am not of those who clamor for the rights of words. In my judgment words have no rights which the users of words are bound to respect. The claim of a word for preference rests only on its utility—its convenience for the communication of thought. Glacial connotes glaciers, and was a convenient name while it was supposed that a cold climate marked the whole period. But now that interruptions of that climate are recognized, it is more convenient to speak of glacial epochs and interglacial epochs of the Quaternary or Pleistocene period.

Geol. Survey. Washington, 1882, pp. 169-200. 2 The topographic features of lake shores: Fifth Ann. Rept. U. S. Geol. Survey. Washington, 1885, pp. 75-123. A discussion of post-Bouneville displacement appeared in an address " The Inculcation of Scientific Method by Example," read to the American Society of Naturalists Dec. 27, 1885, and printed in the Am. Jour. , vol. 31, pp. 284-299. A description of the jointed structure of the Bonneville beds was printed in the Am. Jour. , 3d Series, Vol. 23, 1882, pp.

They are divided by a system of parallel joints, ascribed to earthquake shocks. XIX XX ABSTRACT O F VOLUME. —Previous to the Bonneville history the basin was arid. The first rise of the lake was without overflow, and was long maintained ; the Yellow Clay was then deposited. The second rise went 90 feet higher, causing overflow, hut was of shorter duration ; the White Marl was then deposited. The iinal drying divided the basin into a dozen independent basics, the largest of which contains Great Salt Lake.

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