Congressional Edition Volume 3578

Congressional Edition Volume 3578

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...Islands, giving my first published account of them as they appeared in 1872-1874, and each original description is then supplemented by my notes and surveys of last summer. The accompanying maps are so tinted as to express clearly the status of 1872-1874 as compared with the condition of 1890.1 'This combination of the work of 1872-1874 and 1890 upon one chart of each rookery is much better and more satisfactory than to publish the original survey by itself, with a duplicate series of charts for 1890. THE REEF ROOKERY (1872-1874). Its condition and appearance July, 1S74. By reference, first, to the general map, it will be observed that this large breeding ground, on that grotesquely shaped neck which ends the Reef Point, is directly contiguous to the village--indeed, it may fairly said to be right under the lee of the houses on the hill. It is one of the most striking of all the rockeries, owing probably to the fact that on every side it is sharply and clearly exposed to our vision as the euit is made in boats. A reach of very beautiful, drifting sand quarter of a mile long, between the village hill and the Reef bluffs separates the breeding grounds proper, from the habitations of the people. These Zoltoi sands are, however, a famous rendezvous for the holluschickie: and, from them, during the season, the natives make regular drives, having only to step out from their houses in the morning and walk but a few rods to find their fur-bearing quarry. Passing over these sands on our way down to the Point, we quickly come to a basaltic ridge or backbone, over which the sand has been rifted by the winds, and which supports a rank and luxuriant growth of the Elymus and other grasses, with beautiful flowers. A few hi dred feet farther along our...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 717g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236851307
  • 9781236851307