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They were constantly flying on board the vessel when in theharbour; and it was necessary to keep a good look-out to preventthe leather being torn from the rigging, and the meat or game fromthe stern. (15/3. This beech keeps its leaves throughout the year;but its foliage is of a peculiar brownish-green colour, with atinge of yellow. Red snow. (PLATE 26. )TAHITI AND NEW ZEALAND. The equable, humid, and windy climate of Tierra del Fuego extends,with only a small increase of heat, for many degrees along the westcoast of the continent. Hence we cannot suppose that the insects were blownoff the land, but we must conclude that they voluntarily tookflight. The object of the expedition was to complete thesurvey of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, commenced under CaptainKing in 1826 to 1830--to survey the shores of Chile, Peru, and ofsome islands in the Pacific--and to carry a chain of chronometricalmeasurements round the World. Novae Zelandiae. Formerly the birds appear to have been even tamer than at present. Absence of trees in Pampas. , stand. The shells higher up onthis terrace could be traced scaling off in flakes, and fallinginto an impalpable powder; and on an upper terrace, at the heightof 170 feet, and likewise at some considerably higher points, Ifound a layer of saline powder of exactly similar appearance, andlying in the same relative position. Park, Mungo, on eating salt. From the reduction in the number of public servants, owingto the island having been given up by the East India
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