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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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Fossils, Finches, and Fuegians: Darwin's Adventures and Discoveries on the ...

Richard Keynes, RICHARD. KEYNES - 2003 - 428 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...beauty of the flowers, the glossy green of the foliage, all tend to this end. A most paradoxical mixture of sound & silence " A type of volcanic rock so named...
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Wild Love Affair: Essence of Florida's Native Orchids

2004 - 128 pagina’s
...insect, one forgets it in the stranger flower it is crawling over . ..." ln the forest, he enthused about "the elegance of the grasses, the novelty of the parasitical...beauty of the flowers, the glossy green of the foliage the noise of the insects." Charles Darwin's letters go on and on like this for pages. Especially when...
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In the Rain Forest Canopy

Sneed B. Collard - 2006 - 43 pagina’s
...naturalist Charles Darwin first entered the Amazon rain for. ~>;-: . .. ,. Nest, he wrote in his diary: The day has passed delightfully. Delight itself, however,...time, has wandered by himself in a Brazilian forest. ... To a person fond of natural history, such a day as this, brings with it a deeper pleasure than...
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The Evolutionary Imagination in Late-Victorian Novels: An Entangled Bank

John Glendening - 2007 - 225 pagina’s
...forests, but he is sensitive to their differences. Tropical forests are blissful: "Delight itself ... 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. Among the multitude of striking objects, the general...
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