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naturalist on the River Amazon

Henry Walter Bates

naturalist on the River Amazon

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Published by J.M. Dent in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bates, Henry Walter, -- 1825-1892.,
  • Natural history -- Amazon River Valley,
  • Indians of South America -- Brazil.,
  • Amazon River Valley.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementHenry Walter Bates.
    SeriesEveryman"s library -- [no. 446].
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxx, 407 p. :
    Number of Pages407
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22161858M

    The Vampire Bat. There are colossal trees with buttressed trunks. I was kept busy bailing all the way. The Naturalist on the River Amazons was published in and catalogs a wondrous range of natural life in vivid description and detail. Eciton drepanophora.

    Project Gutenberg updates its listing of IP addresses approximately monthly. They sleep all day long in hollow trees, and come forth to prey on insects and eat fruits only in the night. We stayed at Cameta twelve days. The young mamelucos were pleasant, gentle fellows; they could read and write, and amused themselves on the voyage with a book containing descriptions and statistics of foreign countries, in which they seemed to take great interest--one reading while the others listened. The skin of the face in the Barrigudo is black and wrinkled, the forehead is low, with the eyebrows projecting, and, in short, the features altogether resemble in a striking manner those of an old negro. A passage for me was soon arranged with him through the intervention of Dr.

    The ochre-coloured turbid waters offered also a great contrast to the rivers belonging to the Para system. He prepares for the trip by salting meat, grinding coffee, and placing all the food in tin boxes to keep insects and damp out. I believe the law of Brazil at this time was that the new lands should become the property of those who cleared and cultivated them, if their right was not disputed within a given term of years by some one who claimed the proprietorship. They dart to and fro so swiftly that the eye can scarcely follow them, and when they stop before a flower, it is only for a few moments.


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Naturalist on the River Amazon book

After we had struggled against the powerful current a distance of two miles, we came to a part where the ebb-tide ran in the opposite direction, showing that we had crossed the watershed.

The flood-tide as we travelled northward became gradually of less assistance to us, as it caused only a feeble current upwards. It may be said, therefore, that on these expanded membranes Nature writes, as on a tablet, the story of the modifications of species, so truly do all changes of the organisation register themselves thereon.

The other Indians used to bring him his coffee and meals, and after breakfast one of them relieved him for a time, when he used to lie down on the quarterdeck and get his two hours nap. We seemed to be in a deep gorge, and the strange impression the place produced was augmented by the dull echoes wakened by the voices of our Indians and the splash of their paddles.

I asked the children whether they liked the country; they shook their heads, and said they would rather be in Illinois.

The genus is closely allied to the Coaitas, or spider monkeys, having, like them, exceedingly strong and flexible tails, which are furnished underneath with a naked palm like a hand, for grasping.

At 11 a. After his death the widow with several daughters, married and unmarried, retired to this secluded spot, which had been their sitio, farm or country-house, for many years. One species is clothed with greyish-yellow silky hair-- this is of rare occurrence. We slept one night at the house of a native family living in the thick of the forest where a festival was going on and, there being no room to hang our hammocks under shelter.

Well, one morning, scarlet-face was missing, having made his escape into the forest. The peculiar feature in the habits of the Eciton genus is their hunting for prey in regular bodies, or armies. I was kept busy bailing all the way. A few yards further on we entered the broader channel of the Aitituba.

Some mention "Figure 38" or similar, others do not. We passed the village of Breves at 3 p. Or, clearing the history of your visits to the site. About one o'clock we again stopped at the mouth of a little creek. He never quitted the helm night or day, except for two or three hours in the morning.

The Naturalist on the River Amazons The Search for Evolution

The gravity and earnestness shown throughout the proceedings were remarkable. The early naturalists, having seen only naturalist on the River Amazon book bill of a Toucan, which was esteemed as a marvellous production by the virtuosi of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, concluded that the bird must have belonged to the aquatic and web-footed order, as this contains so many species of remarkable development of beak, adapted for seizing fish.

Amongst them were several handsome women, dressed in a slovenly manner, barefoot or shod in loose slippers; but wearning richly-decorated ear-rings, and around their necks strings of very large gold beads. Both are similar in size--ten inches in length, exclusive of the tail--and in the number of the claws, having two of unequal length to the anterior feet, and four to the hind feet.

Like all the coast tribes, whether inhabiting the banks of the Amazons or the seashore between Para and Bahia, they were far more advanced in civilisation than the hordes scattered through the interior of the country, some of which still remain in the wild state, between the Amazons and the Plata.

Senor Chrysostomo sent six of his most skillful Indians, who were absent three weeks before they obtained the twelve specimens which formed his unique and princely gift.

He said he had been much suspected himself of being a rebel, but declared that the suspicion was unfounded. Moreover, the same colour-patterns of the wings generally show, with great regularity, the degrees of blood-relationship of the species.

All the time the dogs were yelping in the forest. It is the Cercoleptes caudivolvus of zoologists, and has been considered by some authors as an intermediate form between the Lemur family of apes and the plantigrade Carnivora, or Bear family.

I did not obtain a very distinct view of it, but I could see its colour was that of the Puma, or American Lion, although it was rather too small for that species. Their tarsi or feet are broad, and furnished beneath with a brush of short stiff hairs; while their claws are toothed in the form of a comb, adapting them for clinging to the smooth edges of leaves, the joint of the foot which precedes the claw being cleft so as to allow free play to the claw in grasping.

It was only after many days' experience that I learned to distinguish one from the other when on the wing. We were made welcome at once, and asked to stay for dinner. There is an interval of low country between these and the Almeyrim range, which has a total length of about twenty-five miles; then commences abruptly the Serra de Marauaqua, which is succeeded in a similar way by the Velha Pobre range, the Serras de Tapaiuna-quara, and Paraua-quara.Henry Walter Bates was an English naturalist and explorer who gave the first scientific account of mimicry in animals.

He was most famous for his expedition to the rainforests of the Amazon with Alfred Russel Wallace, which took place between and Upon returning home eleven years after his departure, Bates wrote down his findings. The Naturalist on the River Amazons, published in two.

The Naturalist on the River Amazons by Henry Walter Bates Part 1 out of 9. sylvaindez.com homepage; Index of The Naturalist on the River Amazons; Next part (2) Scanned by Martin Adamson [email protected] The Naturalist on the River Amazons by Henry Walter Bates AN APPRECIATION BY CHARLES DARWIN Author of "The Origin of Species.

Naturalist on the River Amazons, Paperback by Bates, Henry Walter, ISBNISBNBrand New, Free shipping in the US Henry Walter Bates and his co-naturalist Alfred Russet Wallace embarked together in on an expedition to the forests of the Amazon in search of plants and animals that would help solve the problems of.

In Amazon River: Early European exploration. His book The Naturalist on the River Amazons, originally published in two volumes inis still regarded as one of the great classics on the Amazon sylvaindez.com official expedition was sent from the United States to Amazonia in the midth century; in in Washington, Read More.

The Naturalist on the River Amazons by Henry Walter Bates Part 8 out of 9. sylvaindez.com homepage; Index of The Naturalist on the River Amazons; Previous part (7) Next part (9) turn back.

On reaching the edge of the forest, we sat down and ate our dinners under the shade-- each man having brought a little bag containing a few handsfull of. The Naturalist on the River Amazons has been listed as one of the Natural sciences good articles under the good article criteria.

If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it. Review: June 15,