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, Объемы 1-2
Harper & Brothers, 1846 - Всего страниц: 336
Другие издания - Просмотреть все
animals appearance Archipelago atolls Bahia Blanca Banda Oriental barrier-reefs Beagle birds Buenos Ayres Cape Captain Fitz Roy capybara cattle Chile Chiloe cliffs climate coast colour common Copiapó coral Cordillera covered curious distance eggs extreme feet forest Fuegians Gauchos genus greater number guanaco habits head heard height hills horses hundred Indians inhabitants insects island islets Jemmy Button killed kind land lazo legs living Macrauchenia miles Monte Video morning mountains nearly nest never night observed ocean ostrich Pampas party passed Patagonia plain plants Plata Porto Praya probably quadrupeds rain reef remarkable resemble Rio Negro river road rock round salt scarcely seen shells shore side South America southern species spider stones Strait of Magellan stream surface thick Tierra del Fuego tion trees tribe valley vegetation Voyage whole wild wind wood yards
Стр. 284 - At present, even a piece of cloth given to one is torn into shreds and distributed; and no one individual becomes richer than another. On the other hand, it is difficult to understand how a chief can arise till there is property of some sort by which he might manifest his superiority and increase his power. I believe, in this extreme part of South America, man exists in a lower state of improvement than in any other part of the world.
Стр. 251 - When we were on shore the party looked rather alarmed, but continued talking and making gestures with great rapidity. 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 civilised man: it is greater than between a wild and domesticated animal, inasmuch as in man there is a greater power of improvement.
Стр. 21 - In England, any person fond of natural history enjoys in his walks a great advantage, by always having something to attract his attention ; but in these fertile climates, teeming with life, the attractions are so numerous that he is scarcely able to walk at all.
Стр. 204 - None can reply— all seems eternal now. The wilderness has a mysterious tongue Which teaches awful doubt,— or faith so mild, So solemn, so serene, that Man may be, But for such faith, with Nature reconciled. Thou hast a voice, great Mountain, to repeal Large codes of fraud and woe; not understood By all, but which the wise and great and good Interpret, or make felt, or deeply feel.