Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage of H. M. S. Beagle Round the World: Under the Command of Capt-Fitz Roy, R. N.

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Murray, 1876 - 519 páginas
 

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Página 329 - And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron: and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.
Página 205 - It was without exception the most curious and interesting spectacle I ever beheld : I could not have believed how wide was the difference between savage and civilized man : it is greater than between a wild and domesticated animal, inasmuch as in man there is a greater power of improvement.
Página 213 - These poor wretches were stunted in their growth, Jlieir_Mdeous faces bedaubed with white paint, their skins filthy and greasy, their hair entangled, their voices discordant, and their gestures violent. Viewing such men, one can hardly make oneself believe that they are fellow-creatures, and inhabitants of the same world.
Página 377 - Most of the organic productions are aboriginal creations, found nowhere else ; there is even a difference between the inhabitants o?~tHe"dTfferent islands ; yet all show a marked relationship with those of America, though separated from that continent by an open space of ocean, between 500 and 600 miles in width.
Página 414 - ... been greatly reduced by the introduction of Christianity. In a voyager to forget these things is base ingratitude ; for should he chance to be at the point of shipwreck on some unknown coast, he will most devoutly pray that the lesson of the missionary may have extended thus far.
Página 503 - Pampas, which are serviceable to mankind, produced an equal impression? I can scarcely analyze these feelings : but it must be partly owing to the free scope given to the imagination. The plains of Patagonia are boundless, for they are scarcely passable, and hence unknown : they bear the stamp of having lasted, as they are now, for ages, and there appears no limit to their duration through future time.
Página 380 - Seeing this gradation and diversity of structure in one small, intimately related group of birds, one might really fancy that from an original paucity of birds in this archipelago, one species had been taken and modified for different ends.
Página 21 - MACGREGOR (J.)- Rob Roy on the Jordan, Nile, Red Sea, Gennesareth, &c. A Canoe Cruise in Palestine and Egypt and the Waters of Damascus.
Página 503 - Tierra del Fuego, where Death and Decay prevail. Both are temples filled with the varied productions of the God of Nature : — no one can stand in these solitudes unmoved, and not feel that there is more in man than the mere breath of his body.
Página 91 - ... and for some time afterwards accompanies the young. The cock when on the nest lies very close; I have myself almost ridden over one. It is asserted that at such times they are occasionally fierce, and even dangerous, and that they have been known to attack a man on horseback, trying to kick and leap on him. My informer pointed out to me an old man, whom he had seen much terrified by one chasing him. I observe in Burchell's Travels in South Africa, that he remarks, "Having killed a male ostrich,...

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