The Little Book of Nature; Comprising the Elements of Geology, Mineralogy, Conchology, Marine Botany, and Entomology

The Little Book of Nature; Comprising the Elements of Geology, Mineralogy, Conchology, Marine Botany, and Entomology

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...thick, and of a grey brownish, or sometimes rich purple colour, with a white inside, is used by the North American Indians for making their wampum belts, which are given by one to another in token of friendship; the shells are cut into strips and strung together. They are also used as money, and by the women as ornaments. The following are nearly heart-shaped: --V. Fasviata, thick-ribbed Venus, a triangular shell, marked with very distinct concentric ridges.. V. Casaina, broad-ribbed Venus.. V. Cingenda, girdled Venus.. V. Excacala..T. Spinifera, thorny Venus, found in the West of England.. V. Verrucosa, trusty Venus.. V. Minima, red-streaked Venus.. V. Gallina, hen Venus.. V. Ocata.. V. Triangularis.. V. Chione, the beautiful, well-known, smooth brown Venus.. V. Deflorata.. V. Exoleta.. V. Undata.. V. Spuria.. V. Decussuta.. V. Perforons, piercing Venus, bores into limestone; found in Devonshire.. V. Virginea.. V, Aurea. The following is nearly circular: --V. Tigrina, tiger Venus. ARCA.--Ane. Valves alike; inequilateral; forms very different in the various species, ofien oblong, sometimes circular; hinge with a great number of sharp teeth, fitting between each other in the opposite valves, in some species placed in a straight line, end in others in a curved one. Most of the species lie buried in the sand, a few adhere to rocks by means of a byssus or beard. These have the teeth of the hinge in a straight line, and are oblong in form: --A. No, Noah's Ark, a singular looking shell, of a darkish brown colour.. (P. IV. Fig. 9.) A. Imbrtcata.. A. Lactea. The following have the teeth in a curved line, and are of a circular form: --A. Glycymeris, orbicular ark, found chiefly in the island of Guernsey.. (P. IV. Fig. 2.) A. Pilosa....show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236600576
  • 9781236600578