several hundred feet, as well as anensuing elevation. Leaves. But even the rule, if confined to South America, of treesflourishing only in a climate rendered humid by rain-bearing winds,has a strongly marked exception in the case of the FalklandIslands. Williams, in his interesting work, says that thefirst intercourse between natives and Europeans "is invariablyattended with the introduction of fever, dysentery, or some otherdisease which carries off numbers of the people. old church at castro. In doubling the point, two of the officerslanded to take a round of angles with the theodolite. It is these accompaniments that create thatperfect horror of earthquakes, experienced by all who have thusseen, as well as felt, their effects. Necessaries of all sorts are extremelydear; as the distance from the town to the port is eighteenleagues, and the land carriage very expensive. ) Dobrizhoffer long ago was aware of there being two kindsof ostriches, he says, "You must know, moreover, that Emus differin size and habits in different tracts of land; for those thatinhabit the plains of
Buenos Ayres and Tucuman are larger, and haveblack, white and grey feathers; those near to the Strait ofMagellan are smaller and more beautiful, for their white feathersare tipped with black at the extremity, and their black ones inlike manner terminate in white. At last we anchored within Sydney Cove. Tucutuco. The island of Juan Fernandez, 360 miles to the north-east, was, atthe time of the great shock of the 20th, violently shaken, so thatthe trees beat against each other, and a volcano burst forth underwater close to the shore: these facts are remarkable because thisisland, during the earthquake of 1751, was then also affected moreviolently than other places at an equal distance from Concepcion,and this seems to show some subterranean connexion between thesetwo points. White's paper in the "Annals ofNatural History" volume 7 page 472. Let us now look at the brighter side of the past time. Lyell, namely, that the"longevity of the species in the mammalia is upon the wholeinferior to that of the testacea. Scanty as the supply of thewater is throughout this district, it becomes still scantierfurther inland.
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