The Resources of California: Comprising Agriculture, Mining, Geography, Climate, Commerce, &c., and the Past and Future Development of the State

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A. Roman, 1863 - Всего страниц: 464
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Стр. 431 - America; bounded on one side by the Pacific Ocean, and on the other by a high range of mountains...
Стр. 138 - The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is about four feet in length from the point of the bill to the end of the tail, and nearly six feet across the wings.
Стр. 197 - ... of the Atlantic States. This fact is significant of the remarkable adaptation of its climate and soil to the culture of the grape, and indicates that California will become the greatest wine country of the world. Mr. Hittel, in summing up its superiority...
Стр. 96 - Douglas spruce, (Abies doug. lasii) is a tree o£ very large size, growing to be three hundred feet high, and ten feet thick in the trunk. It is, as Dr. Newberry says, " one of the grandest of the group of giants which combine to form the forests of the West.
Стр. 392 - The acorns are gathered by the squaws, and are preserved in various methods. The most common plan is to build a basket with twigs and rushes in an oak-tree, and keep the acorns there. The acorns are prepared for eating by grinding them and boiling them with water into a thick paste, or by baking them into bread. The oven is a hole in the ground about 18 inches cubic.
Стр. 254 - ... hose is like the pipe of a fire-engine hose, though usually larger. Sometimes the pipe will be eight inches in diameter where it connects with the hose, and not more than two inches at the mouth ; and the force with which the stream rushes from it is so great, that it will kill a man instantaneously, and tear down a hill more rapidly than could a hundred men with shovels. One or two men are required to hold the pipe. They usually turn the stream upon the bank near its bottom until a large mass...
Стр. 124 - The general length from the tip of the nose to the root of the tail is about thirtyeight inches, and the height from the top of the shoulder to the sole of the foot, fourteen inches.
Стр. 162 - The farmers generally are anxious to make as much money as possible, and as soon as possible, without regard to the future value of the land.
Стр. 105 - Erodium cicutarium, (L'Herit). It is succulent, sweet, hardy, bearing clusters of spikes or pins an inch and a half long. These spikes have given it the name of Pin Grass; and the resemblance of its leaves to the geranium has suggested the name of "Wild Geranium.
Стр. vii - I write of her while she still offers a wide field for the adventurous, the enterprising, and the young, who have life before them, and wish to commence it where they may have the freest career, in full sight of the greatest rewards for success, and with the fewest chances of failure.

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