Natural History, Vol. 6 PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Natural History, Vol. 6 free pdf Excerpt from Natural History, Vol. 6: Zoology and Botany The completion of these fifty memoirs, descriptive of the fauna and flora of that part of the Antarctic area which was visited by the Discovery, under the command of Captain Scott, R.N., C.A)., offers a suitable opportunity for saying a few words on the collections that were obtained, and for suggesting some general reflections on the inhabitants of the area that was studied. First of all we have to note the extraordinary differences between the North and the South Polar regions- in the one there is the polar sea, in the other solid land. In the one case, the surfaces of its solid places are dominated by rapacious Carnivores which, ever hungry in such climes, have compelled all defenceless animals to assume the same colour as themselves and the snow on which they live. In the other, the absence of aggressors allows the Penguins to assume the splendid and beautiful colourations which are so well shown in Dr. Wilson's admirable drawings. The Antarctic region, instead of being, as we might imagine, with its inhospitable climate, almost devoid of life, teems with species, of which 227 new forms are described in these volumes. Of some Amphipoda Mr. Jlodo-son writes "It was quite the usual thing to take 10,000 to 30,000 at a haul." And the collection of the 'Discovery' Schizopoda contained one species which was represented by nearly 10, 000 specimens. Students of Professor Ehlers' report on the Polychseta will have only a faint idea of the number of specimens of Harmothoe spinosa brought back by the Expedition. The Alga Lessonia (randiflora was found to have a lamina as much as 24 feet long- on the other hand, M.Cardot noted that most of the species of Mosses showed signs, which he has detailed, of the severity of their struggle for existence. With the exception of some Algae, no freshwater organisms were obtained by the 'Discovery' Expedition. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

About Unknown Author

Regrettably, presently we simply cannot supply you with information regarding the Founder Unknown Author. However does not always mean we don't work for my child selection. We request that you just allow us within this make a difference. In case you have leisure time and need will hugely get pleasure from should you share with you your information. As soon as receiving this kind of feedback and knowledge from users in regards to the Natural History, Vol. 6 Writer Unknown Author, all of us initially your ex verify. As soon as all of us make sure that almost all real, merely write-up the item. Many of us understand why support in addition to thank you ahead of time.

Details Book

Author : Unknown Author
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1332224326
EAN : 9781332224326
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 146 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Natural History, Vol. 6



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The Natural History Review free pdfThe Natural History Review

    Excerpt from The Natural History Review About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work..


  • Types of the Laramie Flora free pdfTypes of the Laramie Flora

    Excerpt from Types of the Laramie Flora About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work..


  • The Man from Home free pdfThe Man from Home

    Excerpt from The Man From Home: A Novel About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work..


  • The South Seas (Melanesia) free pdfThe South Seas (Melanesia)

    Excerpt from The South Seas (Melanesia) About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work..


  • Efficiency free pdfEfficiency

    Excerpt from Efficiency: A Play in One Act About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work..


  • Natural History, Vol. 6 free pdfNatural History, Vol. 6

    . Excerpt from Natural History, Vol. 6: Zoology and Botany The completion of these fifty memoirs, descriptive of the fauna and flora of that part of the Antarctic area which was visited by the Discove