Coming from the Spanish settlements, where such magnificent carehas generally been paid to the fortifications, the means of defencein these colonies appeared very contemptible. As thesecircumstances, apparently so trifling, occur in two distantcontinents, we may feel sure that they are the necessary results ofcommon causes. )(PLATE 98. on opposite sides of Cordillera. Cathartes. )CHAPTER V. " It is deposited in fine, transparent,highly polished, brown-coloured laminae, possessing peculiaroptical properties, on the inside of a vessel, in which cloth,first prepared with glue and then with lime, is made to revolverapidly in water. Ulloa on hydrophobia. The general aspect of the vegetationis similar to that of Australia; perhaps it is a little more greenand cheerful; and the pasture between the trees rather moreabundant. of Galapagos Islands. Smith, two others, the hippopotamus, thegiraffe, the bos caffer--as large as a full-grown bull, and theelan--but little less, two zebras, and the quaccha, two gnus, andseveral antelopes even larger than these latter animals. The far greater peculiarity of theland-birds, namely, twenty-five out of twenty-six being newspecies, or at least new races, compared with the waders andweb-footed birds, is in accordance with the greater range whichthese latter orders have in all parts of the world. PLATE 73. The encampment of General Rosas was close to the river. We bivouacked at the foot of the "primera linea," orthe first line of the partition of the waters. effect of,on springs. Cumbre of Cordillera. , on lightning-tubes. Atroop of wild young horses is driven into the corral, or largeenclosure of stakes, and the door is shut. Gill, Mr. ) I was much interested one dayby watching a deadly contest between a Pepsis and a large spider ofthe genus Lycosa. The bizcacha is well known to form a prominent feature in thezoology of the Pampas. Julian, situated about one hundred and tenmiles to the south of Port Desire. The very generaltoleration of foreign religions, the regard paid to the means ofeducation, the freedom of the press, the facilities offered to allforeigners, and especially, as I am bound to add, to every oneprofessing the humblest pretensions to science, should berecollected with gratitude by those who have visited Spanish SouthAmerica. In CaptainOwen's "Surveying
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- Fall '18
- Plain, Galapagos Islands