The Polar and Tropical Worlds: A...description of Man and Nature in the Polar and Equatorial Regions of the Globe... (Google eBook)

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Nichols, 1877 - Antarctica - 811 pages
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Contents

12 Aurora seen in Norway 81
32
The Reindeer Structure of its Foot Clattering Noise when walking Antlers Extraordinary
34
Group of Reindeer 85
38
16 Elks
39
16 The Muskox
40
Argali
41
18 The Snowy Owl
43
19 Bernide Goose
44
THE ARCTIC SEAS
45
22 Among Hummocks
46
23 Drifting on the Ice
47
25 Gothic Icebergs
48
27 Icebergs Aground
49
28 Icebergs and Glacier Frobisher Bay
50
81 An Arctic Channel
56
CHAPTER IV
59
8 Open Water
60
Walruses on the Ice
63
Home of the Polar Bear
65
38 The Gull
67
CHAPTER V
68
Eftigy in Lava
70
The Strokkr
72
Entrance to the Almannagja
73
The Almannagja
74
The Tintron Rock
76
Icelandic Horses
77
8 Shooting Reindeer
82
The Eiderduck
83
The Jyrfelcon
85
The Giant Auk
86
CHAPTER VI
89
Thingvalla Logberg and Almannagja
92
CHAPTER VII
98
Governors Residence Reykjavik
99
Icelandic Houses
103
Church at Thingvalla
104
The Pastors House Thingvalla 106 69 The Pastor of Thingvalla
107
Bridge River Icelaud Ill 61 Icelandic Bog
113
CHAPTER VIII
114
Westnmn Isle
116
Home of Seabirds
118
CHAPTER IX
120
Norwegian Farm
122
Steaming Along the Coast
123
The Puffin
124
The Dovrefjeld
127
CHAPTER X
131
Magdalena Bay Spitsbergen
134
Burial in Spitsbergen
139
Arctic Fox
140
Chase of the Walrus
145
A glimpse of Jan Meyens Island
146
The Sea of Kara Loschkln Rosmysslow Lutke Krotow Pachtussow Sails along the east
147
CHAPTER XII
156
MATTHIAS ALEXANDER CA8TREN
168
A Samoiede Priest
172
Banks of the Irtysch
174
CHAPTER XIV
179
CHAPTER XV
185
Group of Kirghis
188
Ivan the Terrible Strogonoff Yermak the Robber and Conqueror His Expeditions to Siberia
191
The Beach at Nicolayevsk
196
On the Amoor
197
Village on the Amoor
198
Koriak Yourt
199
Kamchatka Sables
201
Siberia Its immense Extent and Capabilities The Exiles Mentschikoff Dolgorocky Munich
204
Siberian Peasant
207
View of Irkutsk
209
miDDenDorffs aDventures in taqturlanD
220
CHAPTER XIX
228
CHAPTER XXI
244
Berings Monument at Petropavlosk
248
Climate Fertility Luxuriant Vegetation Fish Seabirds Kamchatkan Birdcatchers The
254
View of Petropavlosk
257
Dogs Fishing
259
Dogteam
260
The Land of the Tchuktchi Their independent Spirit and commercial Enterprise Perpetual Migra
262
Tchuktchi Canoe
263
Tchuktchi Pipe
264
Breaking up of the Ice
283
Fort Yukon
286
Lip Ornaments
287
ABaidar
288
Their wide Extension Climate of the Regions they inhabit Their physical Appearance Their
290
The Coureur des Bois The Voyagenr The Birchbark Canoe The Canadian Furtrade in the last
304
Winter Hut of Hunters
309
Fort Edmonton North Saskatche wan 811
315
CHAPTER XXIX
319
Herd of Bisov 820
321
CHAPTER XXX
327
The Countries they inhabit Their Appearance and Dress Their Love of Finery Condition of
331
CHAPTER XXXIII
344
CHAPTER XXXIV
365
CHAPTER XXXV
376
CHAPTER XXXVI
382
Comparative View of the Antarctic and Arctic Regions Inferiority of Climate of the former Ita
391
CHAPTER XXXVIII
401
CHAPTER XXXIX
408
CHAPTER XL
417
CHAPTER XLI
425
Fuegian Traders
427
A Fuegian and his Food
429
Starvation Beach
432
CHAPTER XLII
433
Kudlago
436
Greenland Currency
437
Engraved by an Innuit
438
Festival of the Birthday of the King of Denmark
439
Preparing Bootsoles
440
Wreck of the Rescue
441
The George Henry laid up for the Winter
442
Stormbound
443
Innuit Stone Lamp
444
Fighting for Food
445
Through the Snow
446
Waiting by a Sealhole
447
Looking for Seals
448
Innuit Strategy to Capture a Seal
449
Sealhole and Igloo
450
Waiting for a Blow
451
Spearing through the Snow 452 160 Dogs and Bear
453
Barbekark and the Reindeer 454 152 Head of Reindeer
454
Innuit Igloos 166 Walrus Skull and Tusks 166 The Womans Knife
457
Innuit Implements
458
Finding the Dead
461
Innuit Summer Village
462
Returning to the Ship 161 Over the
464
The Frozen Sailor
465
CHAPTER I
471
Squiers Description of the Puna
480
Fountain of the Incas
488
Ascending the Andes
490
SAVANNAS AND DESERTS OF THE TROPICAL WORLD
499
CHAPTER IV
514
CHAPTER V
525
Avenue of Palms Rio de Janeiro
539
Rice Aspects of RiceFields at Different Seasons The RiceFields of Ceylon Ladang
545
Siesta on the Amazon
554
SUOARCOFFEECHOCOLATECOCASPICES
559
RobberCrab of the Malay Archipel
562
CHAPTER
568
Multitude of Tropical Insects Beetles Dragon Flies Leaf Moths The Leaf Butterfly
581
Mosquito Natural Size and Magni fied
585
CHAPTER IX
594
A Termite Citadel
605
CHAPTER X
616
Aard Vark or EarthHog 183 Rattlesnake Charming a Rabbit
623
ALLIGATORSCROCODILESTORTOISES AND TURTLES
635
BIRDLIFE IN THE TROPICAL WORLD
645
Natives of Aru shooting the great Bird of Paradise
647
BATS SLOTHS AND 8IMIJE
669
African WeaverBirds 189 Female Gorilla and Young 190 Female OrangOutang
680
CHAPTER XIV
693
CHAPTER XV
712
Lions Pulling Down a Giraffe 192 An Obstinate Brute 193 A Little HeadWork
720
Map of the Polaris Voyage
766
Officers of the Polaris
774
Map of the Western Hemisphere
778
Map of the Eastern Hemisphere
779

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Page 692 - The shock produced a stupor similar to that which seems to be felt by a mouse after the first shake of the cat. It caused a sort of dreaminess, in which there was no sense of pain nor feeling of terror, though quite conscious of all that was happening. It was like what patients partially under the influence of chloroform describe, who see all the operation, but feel not the knife. This singular ccnN 2 dition was not the result of any mental process. The shake annihilated fear, and allowed no sense...
Page 360 - W., after having ascended Wellington Channel to lat. 77, and returned by the west side of Cornwallis Island. Sir John Franklin commanding the expedition. All well. Party consisting of 2 officers and 6 men left the ships on Monday 24th May, 1847.
Page 692 - It was like what patients partially under the influence of chloroform describe, who see all the operation, but feel not the knife. This singular condition was not the result of any mental process. The shake annihilated fear, and allowed no sense of horror in looking round at the beast. This peculiar state is probably produced in all animals killed by the carnivora ; and if so, is a merciful provision by our benevolent Creator for lessening the pain of death.
Page 670 - Suddenly, as we were yet creeping along, in a silence which made a heavy breath seem loud and distinct, the woods were at once filled with the tremendous barking roar of the gorilla. "Then the underbrush swayed rapidly just ahead, and presently before us stood an immense male gorilla. He had gone through the jungle on his all-fours ; but when he saw our party he erected himself and looked us boldly in the face.
Page 591 - And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
Page 670 - He was not afraid of us. He stood there, and beat his breast with his huge fists till it resounded like an immense bass-drum, which is their mode of offering defiance; meantime giving vent to roar after roar. The roar of the gorilla is the most singular and awful noise heard in these African woods. It begins with a sharp bark, like an angry dog, then glides into a deep bass roll, which literally and closely resembles the roll of distant thunder along the sky, for which I have sometimes been tempted...
Page 692 - ... occasion, and I believe that it wiped off all the virus from the teeth that pierced the flesh, for my two companions in this affray have both suffered from the peculiar pains, while I have escaped with only the inconvenience of a false joint in my limb. The man whose shoulder was wounded showed me his wound actually burst forth afresh on the same month of the following year. This curious point deserves the attention of inquirers.
Page 358 - ... under the boat, which had been turned over to form a shelter, and several lay scattered about in different directions. Of those found on the island, one was supposed to have been an officer, as he had a telescope strapped over his shoulders and his doublebarrelled gun lay underneath him. From the mutilated state of many of the corpses...
Page 579 - Their size is so insignificant, and the wound they make is so skilfully punctured, that both are generally imperceptible, and the first intimation of their onslaught is the trickling of the blood or a chill feeling of the leech when it begins to hang heavily on the skin from being distended by its repast. Horses are driven wild by them, and stamp the ground in fury to shake them from their fetlocks, to which they hang in bloody tassels.

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