Transactions - Botanical Society of Edinburgh Volume 9

Transactions - Botanical Society of Edinburgh Volume 9

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...the chief--wheat and barley (which at one time was much attended to for purposes of illicit distillation), scarcely put in an appearance. The springs are late, and autumn long, and (this season at least) snow visible on some of the higher hills throughout the year. On the 3d of October, Schiehallion and the higher hills were quite white with snow; and on the 4th snow fell heavily all day throughout the district, but next day it had disappeared; and in that same week I gathered ripe strawberries and gooseberries in my garden, and saw various flowers Erica cinerea, E. Tetralix, Calluna, &c.) still blooming on the hills. A few days later, I daresay, a prettier landscape could not have been found in all "broad Scotland" than that from Kinloch bridge. The foreground, an oat field covered with yellow stooks, and fringed by green trees and the clear and rapid river; in the middle distance, the blue loch, reflecting the dark pines of the Black Wood; and the background formed by a range of grand mountains, thickly robed with purest snow, while overhead shone the warm autumnal sun in the bright blue sky. The Vierwaldstattersee from Lucerne, and the Lake Oomo from Bellagio, were brought at once to our remembrance by this view, but I think that of the three, Eannoch would have borne away the palm. The Flora of Rannoch is not rich in numbers of species; for owing, I fancy, to its elevation above the sea level, &c, many lowland plants seem to be altogether absent. Probably I should say not more than 300 Phanerogamous species will be found in the district. The elevation of Loch Rannoch above the sea level is 716 feet. If to this height (which is taken from the level of the Loch) we add 34 feet (not by any means too much to allow for...show more

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  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236873564
  • 9781236873569