the kelp does.docx - The next day we rode to the village of Las Minas Liesk live in a large barn-like house open at both ends and linedwith mats made of

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The next day we rode to the village of Las Minas. Liesk live in a large barn-like house open at both ends, and linedwith mats made of woven bark. The upper part, which is upwards of 1000 feet in height,during this season of the year (winter), comes within the lowerlimit of the clouds; and in consequence an abundant cryptogamicvegetation and a few flowers cover the summit. The geology of the surrounding country is verycurious. valley of Copiapó. Before morning it rained very heavily; but the good thatch ofbanana-leaves kept us dry. This substance, when dry, is tolerably compact,and of little specific gravity: Professor Ehrenberg has examinedit: he states "Konig Akad. The poor man, almost dead with fright, was only saved by theaddress of a chief's wife. luxuriant, not necessary tosupport large animals. In Chiloe, where the kelp does not thrive verywell, the numerous shells, corallines, and crustacea are absent;but there yet remain a few of the Flustraceae, and some
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