Theory of the Earth, Volume 2 (of 4) This book is Theory of the earth Farther Induction of Facts and Observations, respecting the Geological Part of the Theory. It has a described the earth and Geology. Facts in Confirmation of the Theory of Elevating Land above the Surface of the Sea. By the present theory, the earth on which we dwell is represented as having been formed originally in horizontal strata at the bottom of the ocean; hence it should appear, that the land, in having been raised from the sea, and thus placed upon a higher level, had been of a different shape and condition from that in which we find it at the present time. This is a proposition now to be considered.