when fiftymiles from the land, the same appearance was still more extensive. I told my guides to provide themselveswith food and clothing; but they said that there was plenty of
foodin the mountains, and for clothing, that their skins weresufficient. The country was mountainous and wild, and it must havebeen far in the interior, for the Cordillera were in sight. Callao is a filthy, ill-built, small seaport. It has been inferred, with much probability, thatthe presence of woodland is generally determined by the annualamount of moisture (3/2. Bougainville has wellremarked concerning these people, that they treat the "chefsd'oeuvre de l'industrie humaine, comme ils traitent les loix de lanature et ses phÃ©nomÃ¨nes. This, and the aspect of the whole scene, afforded aremarkable, and not very pleasing contrast, with our joyful andboisterous welcome at Tahiti. Araucanian. ) seemed the most common luminous insect. The plains belong to more thanone series of different elevations, and they are traversed by broadflat-bottomed valleys; both of which circumstances, as inPatagonia, bespeak the action of the sea on gently rising land.
- Fall '18
- Tierra del Fuego, Agathis australis, Agathis