(9/8. gigantea, but, like it,of a dirty black colour. lieutenant. ) No doubt the plane of perpetual snow undergoes the aboveremarkable flexure of 9000 feet, unparalleled in other parts of theworld, not far from the latitude of Concepcion, where the landceases to be covered with forest-trees; for trees in South Americaindicate a rainy climate, and rain a clouded sky and little heat insummer. unhealthiness of. 2. In the morning we sent for the horses very early, and started foranother exhilarating gallop. Eight timessuccessively the bird let its prey go, then dived after it, andalthough in deep water, brought it each time to the surface. Buenos Ayres. On January15th, at Port St. Mandioca or cassava is likewise cultivated in greatquantity. Let the hurricane tear up its thousand huge fragments;yet what will that tell against the accumulated labour of myriadsof architects at work night and day, month after month? Thus do wesee the soft and gelatinous body of a polypus, through the agencyof the vital laws, conquering the great mechanical power of thewaves of an ocean
which neither the art of man nor the inanimateworks of nature could successfully resist. There was very little water, andthat little saline: the whole country, from the coast to theCordillera, is an uninhabited desert. It appears odd that so many should be wasted. The noise from the insects is so loud, that itmay be heard even in a vessel anchored several hundred yards fromthe shore; yet within the recesses of the forest a universalsilence appears to reign. )"Seeds and plants from Sumatra and Java have been driven up by thesurf on the windward side of the islands. It deserves notice that in morethan one instance where single red and blue circles approach neareach other, I can show that there have been oscillations of level;for in such cases the red or fringed circles consist of atolls,originally by our theory formed during subsidence, but subsequentlyupheaved; and on the other hand, some of the pale-blue or encircledislands are composed of coral-rock, which must have been upliftedto its present height before that subsidence took place, duringwhich the existing barrier-reefs grew upwards.
You've reached the end of your free preview.
Want to read all 3 pages?
- Fall '18