Journal of Researches Into the Geology and Natural History of the Various Countries Visited During the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle Round the World

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J.M. Dent & Company, 1908 - 496 pagina's
 

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Pagina 316 - And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron: and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.
Pagina 365 - Seeing this gradation and diversity of structure in one small, intimately related group of birds, one might really fancy that from an original paucity of birds in this archipelago, one species had been taken and modified for different ends.
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Pagina 441 - Yet these low, insignificant coral islets stand, and are victorious; for here another power, as an antagonist, takes part in the contest. The organic forces separate the atoms of carbonate of lime one by one from the foaming breakers, and unite them into a symmetrical structure. Let the hurricane tear up its thousand huge fragments, yet what will that tell against the accumulated labour of myriads of architects at work night and day, month after month...
Pagina 65 - The deathlike stillness of the plain, the dogs keeping watch, the gipsy-group of Gauchos making their beds round the fire, have left in my mind a stronglymarked picture of this first night, which will never be forgotten. The next day the country continued similar to that above described.
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Pagina 485 - Traveling ought also to teach him distrust; but at the same time he will discover how many truly kind-hearted people there are with whom he never before had, or ever again will have, any further communication, who yet are ready to offer him the most disinterested assistance.
Pagina 229 - I can only compare these great aquatic forests of the southern hemisphere, with the terrestrial ones in the intertropical regions.
Pagina 412 - I believe we were all glad to leave New Zealand. It is not a pleasant place.
Pagina 1 - The scene, as beheld through the hazy atmosphere of this climate, is one of great interest, — if indeed a person fresh from sea, and who has just walked for the first time in a grove of cocoa-nut trees, can be a judge of anything but his own happiness.

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