An Index to the Islands of the Pacific Ocean: A Handbook to the Chart on the Walls of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum of Polynesian Ethnology and Natural History, Volume 1, Issue 2

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Bishop Museum Press, 1900 - Islands of the Pacific - 170 pages
 

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Page 70 - From the Library of JAY BACKUS WOODWORTH Class of 1894 TEACHER OF GEOLOGY AT HARVARD FROM 1894 TO 1925 The Gift of GS HOLDEN RW SAYLES RAF PENROSE E. WIGGLESWORTH 1926...
Page 152 - The Spaniards, when they first discovered these Islands, found multitudes of guanoes (iguanas) and land-turtle or tortoise and named them the Galapagos (tortoise) islands. I do believe that there is no place in the world that Is so plentifully stored with these animals. The guanoes here are fat and large as any that I ever saw; they are so tame that a man may knock down 20 in an hour's time with a club. The landturtle are here so numerous that...
Page 152 - The guanoes here are as fat and large as any that I ever saw; they are so tame that a man may knock down twenty in an hour's time with a club.
Page 152 - The land-turtle are here so numerous, that five or six hundred men might subsist on them alone for several months, without any other sort of provision : They are extraordinary large and fat, and so sweet, that no pullet eats more pleasantly. One of the largest of these creatures will weigh one hundred and fifty or two hundred we'ght, and some of them are two feet, or two feet six inches over the callapee or belly.
Page 115 - Voyage round the World, more particularly to the Northwest Coast of America, in 1785-88.
Page 180 - Saipan after a typhoon ad devastated their homes, in Truk area. Now there are about 1.000 Carolineans in the District. As the Group is situated where the north-east trades cease and the monsoons meet, the rainfall is almost continuous, and atmospheric disturbances attain the force of hurricanes. Earthquakes, as might be expected in a country wholly volcanic, are common though not very severe. ISLANDS EFFECT OF THE WAR. An American writer. In 1948, reported that Tinian, which was "a teeming alrbase"...
Page 115 - L. de. — Voyage autour du Monde sur les Corvettes 1'Uranie et la Physicienne pendant les annees 1817 a 1820.
Page 114 - PIGAFETTA (ANTONIO). Primo Viaggio intorno al globo terracqueo, ossia, Ragguaglio della Navigazione alle Indie Orientali per la via d'occidente, fatta dal Cavaliere AP sulla squadra del Capit.
Page 106 - Knight in the MS, a hand of the fifteenth century has scribbled the name Hugo de ; but little can be inferred from this piece of evidence ; while the lines by Wyntoun tend to connect the author with a set of poems differentiated linguistically and in technique from the poems in the Cotton MS. But this is not the place to enter into a discussion of the various problems connected with the identity of Huchoun : it is only necessary here to state that, in the opinion of the writer, the view which would...
Page 105 - ... no study of the ethnology of the Pacific can omit or fail to give its proper prominence to the whalers and their intercourse with the islanders of this ocean.

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