A Naturalist's Voyage: 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. FitzRoy, R.N.
J. Murray, 1889 - 519 sayfa
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Sayfa 397 - 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.
Sayfa 456 - Seeing this gradation and diversity of structure in one small, intimately related group of birds, one might really 1. Geospiza magnirostris. 3. Geospiza parvula. 2. Geospiza fortis. 4. Certhidea olivacea. fancy that from an original paucity of birds in this archipelago, one species had been taken and modified for different ends.
Sayfa 250 - 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.
Sayfa 251 - The language of these people, according to our notions, scarcely deserves to be called articulate. Captain Cook has compared it to a man clearing his throat, but certainly no European ever cleared his throat with so many hoarse, guttural, and clicking sounds.
Sayfa 13 - The object of the expedition was to complete the survey of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, commenced under Captain King in 1826 to 1830 — to survey the shores of Chile, Peru, and of some islands in the Pacific — and to carry a chain of chronometrical measurements round the World.
Sayfa 369 - Shortly after the shock, a great wave was seen from the distance of three or four miles, approaching in the middle of the bay with a smooth outline ; but along the shore it tore up cottages and trees, as it swept onwards with irresistible force. At the head of the bay it broke in a fearful line of white breakers, which rushed up to a height of 23 vertical feet above the highest springtides. .Their force must have been prodigious ; for at the Fort a cannon with its carriage, estimated at four tons...
Sayfa 462 - I was always amused, when overtaking one of these great monsters as it was quietly pacing along, to see how suddenly, the instant I passed, it would draw in its head and legs, and uttering a deep hiss fall to the ground with a heavy sound, as if struck dead. I frequently got on their backs, and then, upon giving a few raps on the hinder part of the shell, they would rise up and walk away ; but I found it very difficult to keep my balance.
Sayfa 279 - When Jemmy reached the shore, he lighted a signal fire, and the smoke curled up, bidding us a last and long farewell, as the ship stood on her course into the open sea.
Sayfa 604 - Travelling ought also to teach him distrust; but, at the same time, he will discover how many truly kind-hearted people there are with whom he never before had, or ever again will have, any further communication, who yet are ready to offer him the most disinterested assistance.