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" Delight itself, however, is a weak term to express the feelings of a naturalist who, for the first time, has wandered by himself in a Brazilian forest. The elegance of the grasses, the novelty of the parasitical plants, the beauty of the flowers, the... "
The Romance of Natural History - Pagina 179
door Philip Henry Gosse - 1861 - 372 pagina’s
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Hispanic-American Relations with the United States

William Spence Robertson, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Division of Economics and History - 1923 - 470 pagina’s
...which led through a virgin forest. In graceful phrases Orton thus recorded his impressions : Delight is a weak term to express the feelings of a naturalist who for the first time wanders in a South American forest. The superb banana, the great charm of equatorial vegetation, tossed...
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The Beagle Record: Selections from the Original Pictorial Records and ...

Charles Darwin, Robert Fitzroy - 1979 - 409 pagina’s
...say what set of objects is most striking; the general luxuriance of the vegetation bears the victory, the elegance of the grasses, the novelty of the parasitical plants, the beauty of the Mowers, the glossy green of the foliage, all tend to this end. A most paradoxical mixture of sound...
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A Modern Instance

William Dean Howells - 1984 - 459 pagina’s
...pleasing effect to the nearer parts of the scenery. BAHIA, OR SAN SALVADOR. BRAZIL, FEB. 29TH-Theday has passed delightfully. Delight itself, however,...feelings of a naturalist who, for the first time, has been wandering by himself in a Brazilian forest. Among the multitude of striking objects, the general...
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Victoria's Year: English Literature and Culture, 1837-1838

Richard L. Stein - 1988 - 328 pagina’s
...of pleasure. Here is another early entry (from 1832): BAHIA, OR SAN SALVADOR, BRAZIL. Feb. 29th.— The day has passed delightfully. Delight itself, however,...feelings of a naturalist who, for the first time, has been wandering by himself in a Brazilian forest. Among the multitude of striking objects, the general...
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Charles Darwin's Beagle Diary

Charles Darwin - 2001 - 464 pagina’s
...say what set of objects is most striking; the general luxuriance of the vegetation bears the victory, the elegance of the grasses, the novelty of the parasitical plants, the beauty of the flowers.—the glossy green of the foliage, all tend to this end.— A most paradoxical mixture of...
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The Voyage of the Beagle

Charles Darwin - 1989 - 432 pagina’s
...pleasing effect to the nearer parts of the scenery. BAHIA, OR SAN SALVADOR. BRAZIL, FEB. 29TH-Theday has passed delightfully. Delight itself, however,...feelings of a naturalist who, for the first time, has been wandering by himself in a Brazilian forest. Among the multitude of striking objects, the general...
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Darwin

Adrian J. Desmond, James Richard Moore, James Moore - 1994 - 808 pagina’s
...justice. Darwin wandered by himself hour after hour, dazed by 'the luxuriance of the vegetation . . . the elegance of the grasses, the novelty of the parasitical plants, the beauty of the flowers.' His mind was 'a chaos of delight.' Pausing in a shady nook, he listened to the droning, croaking, throbbing...
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After Darwin : a Play in Two Acts

Timberlake Wertenbaker - 1999 - 80 pagina’s
...Islands in one paragraph? DARWIN. I was rather seasick. FITZROY. Go on. DARWIN. "February twenty-ninth: the day has passed delightfully. Delight itself, however, is a weak term to express the feelings — " FITZROY. Feelings. DARWIN. " — feelings of a naturalist who, for the first time, has wandered...
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The Reception of Darwinism in the Iberian World: Spain, Spanish America, and ...

T.F Glick, Miguel Angel Puig-Samper, R. Ruiz - 2001 - 272 pagina’s
...exploring a tropical forest for the first time. In his travel diary, he wrote: "Brazil, Feb. 29th. — The day has passed delightfully. Delight itself, however,...time, has wandered by himself in a Brazilian forest." When in Rio de Janeiro, Darwin visited the Jardim Botanico, where he observed: "many plants, well known...
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An Environmental History of the World: Humankind's Changing Role in the ...

Johnson Donald Hughes - 2001 - 264 pagina’s
...in Brazil, at Bahia, gave Darwin his first view of a moist tropical forest. "Delight ..." he wrote, "is a weak term to express the feelings of a naturalist who, for the first time, has been wandering by himself in a Brazilian forest."95 Unfortunately, that Atlantic coastal forest is...
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