PLATE 48. "); andthose islets lie no less than ten degrees of latitude north of theplace where Pallas found the frozen rhinoceros. The country near the mouth of the river is wretched in the extreme:on the south side a long line of perpendicular cliffs commences,which exposes a section of the geological nature of the country. line of vibration of. Patagonia, poor as she is in some respects, can however boast of agreater stock of small rodents than perhaps any other country inthe world. The copyright laws of the place where you are located also governwhat you can do with this work. APRIL 5, 1835. Our line of march was the valley of Tia-auru, downwhich a river flows into the sea by Point Venus. In these districts there are very few estancias, and thesefew are situated in the neighbourhood of damp valleys, wherefortunately neither of these overwhelming plants can exist. When thus employed, theirforms resemble the symbol by which many artists represent marinebirds. If Vesuvius,Etna, and Hecla in Iceland (all three relatively nearer each otherthan the corresponding points in South America), suddenly burstforth in eruption on the same night, the coincidence would bethought remarkable; but it is far more remarkable in this case,where the three vents fall on the same great mountain-chain, andwhere the vast plains along the entire eastern coast, and theupraised recent shells along more than 2000 miles on the westerncoast, show in how equable and connected a manner the elevatoryforces have acted. The whole island, with its sloping border andcentral mountains, was adorned with an air of perfect elegance: thescenery, if I may use such an expression, appeared to the sightharmonious. The gloomy depth of the ravine well accordedwith the universal signs of violence. SEPTEMBER 12 AND 13, 1833. The most remarkable feature is aconical hill, about one thousand feet high, the upper part of whichis exceedingly steep, and on one side overhangs its base. A niata bull with a common cow, orthe reverse cross, produces offspring having an intermediatecharacter, but with the niata characters strongly displayed:according to SeÂ¤or Muniz, there is the clearest evidence, contraryto the common belief of agriculturists in analogous cases, that theniata cow when crossed with a common bull transmits herpeculiarities more strongly than the niata bull when crossed with acommon cow.
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