Atmospheric Dust - Habits of a Sea-slug and Cuttle-fish - Rocks, non-volcanic - Singular Incrustations - Insects the first Colonists of Islands - Burnished Rocks - Causes of discoloured Sea. Great Evaporation - Slavery - Clouds on the Corcovado - Heavy Rain - Musical Frogs - Phosphorescent insects - Elater, springing powers of - Blue Haze - Noise made by a Butterfly - Entomology - Ants - Wasp killing a Spider - Parasitical Spider - Gregarious Spider - Spider with an unsymmetrical web. Partridges - Absence of trees - Deer - Capybara, or River Hog - Tucutuco - Molothrus, cuckoo-like habits - Tyrant-flycatcher - Mocking-bird - Carrion Hawks - Tubes formed by lightning - House struck. Salt-Lakes - Flamingoes - Sacred Tree - Sand Dunes - Saline incrustations. Geology - Numerous gigantic extinct Quadrupeds - Recent Extinction - Longevity of Species - Large Animals do not require a luxuriant vegetation - Fossils - Two Species of Ostrich - Habits of Oven-bird - Armadilloes - Venomous Snake, Toad, Lizard - Hybernation of Animals - Habits of Sea-Pen - Antiquarian Relic. Features of the country - Long-legged Plover - Hail-storm - Natural enclosures. Thistle Beds - Little Owl - Saline streams - Level plains - Change in landscape - Geology - Tooth of extinct Horse - Effects of a great drought - Parana - Scissor-beak - Kingfisher, Parrot, and Scissor-tail - Revolution - State of Government. Perforated pebbles - Shepherd-dogs - Horses broken-in, Gauchos riding - Character of Inhabitants - Flocks of Butterflies - Aeronaut Spiders - Phosphorescence of the Sea - Port Desire - Geology of Patagonia - Fossil gigantic Animal - Types of Organisation constant - Change in the Zoology - Causes of Extinction. Expedition up the River - Immense streams of basaltic lava - Fragments not transported by the river - Excavation of the valley - Condor, habits of - Cordillera - Erratic boulders of great size - Return to the ship - Islands - Fire made of bones - Geology - Streams of stones - Scenes of violence - Penguin - Geese - Eggs of Doris - Compound animals. Good Success Bay - Scenery of the forests - Interview with the savages - Miserable condition of the savages - Famines - Cannibals - Matricide - Religious feelings - Great Gale - Glaciers - Return to the Ship - Second visit in the Ship to the Settlement - Equality of condition amongst the natives. Zoology - Great Seaweed - Climate - Fruit-trees and productions of the southern coasts - Height of snow-line - Descent of glaciers to the sea - Icebergs formed - Transportal of boulders - Climate and productions of the Antarctic Islands - Preservation of frozen carcasses - Recapitulation. Structure of the land - Shattered masses of greenstone - Immense valleys - Mines - State of miners - Hot-baths - Gold-mines - Grinding-mills - Perforated stones - Habits of the Puma - Humming-birds. General aspect - Boat excursion - Native Indians - Tame fox - Archipelago - Peninsula - Granitic range - Boat-wrecked sailors - Harbour - Wild potato - Barking-bird - Singular character of ornithology. Impenetrable forests - Earthquake - Great earthquake - Rocks fissured - Appearance of the former towns - The sea black and boiling - Direction of the vibrations - Stones twisted round - Great Wave - Permanent Elevation of the land - Area of volcanic phenomena - The connection between the elevatory and eruptive forces - Cause of earthquakes - Slow elevation of mountain-chains. Coast-road - Great loads carried - Earthquake - Step-formed terraces - Absence of recent deposits - Deserts - Rain and Earthquakes - Hydrophobia - Probable change of climate - River-bed arched by an earthquake - Cold gales of wind - Noises from a hill - Salt alluvium - Nitrate of soda - Unhealthy country - Ruins, overthrown by an earthquake - Recent subsidence - Elevated shells, their decomposition - Plain with embedded shells and fragments of pottery - Antiquity. Archipelago - The whole group volcanic - Number of craters - Leafless bushes - Salt-lake in crater - Natural history - Ornithology, curious finches - Reptiles - Great tortoises, habits of - Marine lizard, feeds on seaweed - Terrestrial lizard, burrowing habits, herbivorous - Importance of reptiles in the Archipelago - Fish, shells, insects - Botany - Differences in the species or races on different islands - Tameness of the birds - Fear of man an acquired instinct. Pass through the Low Archipelago - Aspect - Vegetation on the mountains - Excursion into the interior - Profound ravines - Succession of waterfalls - Number of wild useful plants - Temperance of the inhabitants - Bay of Islands - Missionary establishment - English weeds now run wild. Gradual extinction - Infection - Blue Mountains - View of the grand gulf-like valleys - Their origin and formation - State of Society - Aborigines all banished - Cheerless aspect of the country. Singular appearance - Scanty Flora - Transport of seeds - Birds and insects - Ebbing and flowing springs - Fields of dead coral - Stones transported in the roots of trees - Great crab - Stinging corals - Coral-eating fish - Coral formations - Lagoon islands or atolls - Depth at which reef-building corals can live - Vast areas interspersed with low coral islands - Barrier-reefs - Fringing-reefs - Conversion of fringing-reefs into barrier-reefs, and into atolls - Evidence of changes in level - Breaches in barrier-reefs - Maldiva atolls, their peculiar structure - Dead and submerged reefs - Areas of subsidence and elevation - Distribution of volcanoes - Subsidence slow and vast in amount. Great crateriform ring of mountains - History of the changes in the vegetation - Cause of the extinction of land-shells - Ascension - Variation in the imported rats - Volcanic bombs - Beds of infusoria - Splendour of tropical scenery - Singular reefs - Slavery - Return to England - Retrospect on our voyage.
Along the Briny Beach
is a coastline generator. The source code loads the following variables: Land Sea Write Erase Walk Liminal Space. The variable _Read_ is assumed to be client-side. The function _Writing and Erasing_ returns: Edges Ledges and Ledgible Lines caught in the Double-Bind of Writing and Erasing. Onload: Write Coast.
is a reader, writer, eraser, walker and maker of zines, books, maps, poems, fictions, non-fictions and non-linear hypermedia narratives.
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