Bonpland is perhaps.docx - At Mendoza on theeastern foot of the Andes the climate is said to be subject tolong calms and to frequent though false

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At Mendoza, on theeastern foot of the Andes, the climate is said to be subject tolong calms, and to frequent though false appearances of gatheringrain-storms: we may imagine that the wind, which coming from theeastward is thus banked up by the line of mountains, would becomestagnant and irregular in its movements. As the islandsconsist entirely of coral, and at one time must have existed asmere water-washed reefs, all their terrestrial productions musthave been transported here by the waves of the sea. Waterhouse, who has published an account of the insects of thisarchipelago, and to whom I am indebted for the above details,informs me that there are several new genera; and that of thegenera not new, one or two are American, and the rest of mundanedistribution. Beetles occur in very small numbers: it was long before I couldbelieve that a country as large as Scotland, covered with vegetableproductions and with a variety of stations, could be sounproductive. All this, withgood food for the horses, only cost 2 shillings 6 pence per head. ) Any part, being
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