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Review: The Malay ArchipelagoUser Review - Helen - Goodreads
Wallace catalogue of his exploration of (what was ) Malaysia is fascinating, especially enjoyed the tales from Bali and Lombok and 'how the Rajah' got the census. Much easier to read than Darwin but with the same conclusions Read full review
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Review: The Malay ArchipelagoUser Review - Bill Leach - Goodreads
Great detail on Wallace's travels. Read full review
abundant Alfuros allied Amboyna animals Archipelago Aru Islands bamboo Banda Batchian beach beautiful beetles birds of paradise boat Borneo Bouru brought Bugis butterflies Celebes Ceram chief cloth coast collections color coral curious Dobbo Dorey Dutch Dyaks east European feathers feet high forest fruit Galela genus Gilolo Goram green Guinea hundred inches inhabitants insects Java land leaves Lombock luxuriant Macassar Malay Malay Archipelago Malay race Menado miles Moluccas morning mountain Mysol natives never night obtained Papilio Papuan paradise birds peculiar plumage Portuguese praus produce race Rajah rare rattan reached reefs resemble rice river rock round sago sail scarcely seems seen shore side skin soon species specimens staid stay stream Sumatra tail Ternate thing Tidore Timor tion trade trees tropical vegetation village volcanic voyage Waigiou walk Watelai whole wind wings
Page 640 - SMILES'S HISTORY OF THE HUGUENOTS. The Huguenots: their Settlements, Churches, and Industries in England and Ireland. By SAMUEL SMILES. With an Appendix relating to the Huguenots in America. Crown 8vo, Cloth, $2 00. SMILES'S HUGUENOTS AFTER THE REVOCATION.
Page 86 - The durion grows on a large and lofty forest-tree, somewhat resembling an elm in its general character, but with a more smooth and scaly bark. The fruit is round or slightly oval, about the size of a large cocoanut, of a green color, and covered all over with short stout spines, the bases of which touch each other, and are consequently somewhat hexagonal, while the points are very strong and sharp.
Page 640 - WHYMPER'S ALASKA. Travel and Adventure in the Territory of Alaska, formerly Russian America— now Ceded to the United States— and in various other parts of the North Pacific.
Page 28 - Nowhere does the ancient doctrine that differences or similarities in the various forms of life that inhabit different countries are due to corresponding physical differences or similarities in the countries themselves, meet with so direct and palpable a contradiction. Borneo and New Guinea, as alike physically as two distinct countries can be, are zoologically wide as the poles asunder ; while Australia, with its dry winds, its open plains, its stony deserts, and its temperate climate, yet produces...
Page 246 - I have done so frequently, and the result of these examinations has convinced me that the bright colours of flowers have a much greater influence on the general aspect of nature in temperate than in tropical climates. During twelve years spent amid the grandest tropical vegetation, I have seen nothing comparable to the effect produced on our landscapes by gorse, broom, heather, wild hyacinths, hawthorns, purple orchises, and buttercups.
Page 28 - closely resembles New Guinea, not only in its vast size and freedom from volcanoes, but in its variety of geological structure, its uniformity of climate, and the general aspect of the forest vegetation that clothes its surface. The Moluccas are the counterpart of the Philippines in their volcanic structure, their extreme fertility, their luxuriant forests, and their frequent earthquakes ; and Bali, with the east end of Java, has a climate almost as arid as that of Timor. Yet between these corresponding...
Page 88 - The floor is always formed of strips split from large bamboos, so that each may be nearly flat and about three inches wide, and these are firmly tied down with rattan to the joists beneath. When well made, this is a delightful floor to walk upon barefooted, the rounded surfaces of the bamboo being very smooth and agreeable to the feet, while at the same time affording a firm hold.
Page 58 - I much regretted the loss of my little pet, -which I had at one time looked forward to bringing up to years of maturity, and taking home to England. For several months it had afforded me daily amusement by its curious ways and the inimitably ludicrous expression of its little countenance. Its weight was three pounds nine ounces, its height fourteen inches, and the spread of its arms twenty-three inches.
Page 27 - The strait is here fifteen miles wide, so that we may pass in two hours from one great division of the earth to another, differing as essentially in their animal life as Europe does from America.
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