The Atlantic; A Preliminary Account of the General Results of the Exploring Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger During the Year 1873 and the Early Part of T

The Atlantic; A Preliminary Account of the General Results of the Exploring Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger During the Year 1873 and the Early Part of T

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...Good. Hope during the Months of September and October, 1873. CHAPTER IV. THE VOYAGE HOME. The Strait of Magellan.--Dredging in Shallow Water.--The Falkland Islands.--Their Physical Features.--The Town of Stanley.--The Products and Commerce of the Falklands.--The Balsam-bog.--The Tussock-grass.--The Vegetation of the Falkland Islands.--A Peculiar Mode of Reproduction among the Eehinoderms.--"Stone Rivers."--The Temperature Section between the Falklands and the Mouth of the River Plate.--Montevideo.--Low Temperatures between Montevideo and Tristan d'Acunha.--Meridional Section along the Central Ridge of the Atlantic.--Ascension.--Physical Features.--An Island under Naval Discipline.--Voyage to Porto Praya and Porto Grande.--Soundings in the Eastern Trough of the Atlantic.--Vigo Bay.--Arrival at Spithead. Appendix A.--Table of Temperatures observed between the Falkland Islands and Tristan d'Acunha. Appendix B.--Table of Temperatures observed between Tristan d'Acunha and the Acores. Appendix C.--Table of Serial Temperature Soundings down to 200 fathoms taken in the South and North Atlantic in the Year 1876. Appendix D.--Specific-gravity Observations taken on the homeward voyage between the Falkland Islands and Portsmouth. Appendix E.--List of the Stations in the Atlantic at which Observations were taken in the Year 1876. On the morning of the 20th of January, 1876, the Challenger passed through the "first narrows" of the Strait of Magellan, wind and tide in her favor, at the rate of about seventeen knots an hour; shortly after midday she rounded Cape Virgins, and a long, uneasy swell gave us somewhat unpleasant evidence of the most welcome fact that we were once more yielding to the pulses of the broad Atlantic. For the...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236785711
  • 9781236785718