The Cambridge Natural History, Volume 10

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Sidney Frederic Harmer, Sir Arthur Everett Shipley
Macmillan and Company, limited, 1902 - Zoology

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Page 119 - ... fortune to kill the animal that had so long been the subject of our speculations. To compare it to any European animal would be impossible, as it has not the least resemblance to any one I have seen. Its fore-legs are extremely short, and of no use to it in walking ; its hind again as disproportionally long ; with these it hops seven or eight feet at a time, in the same manner as the jerboa, to which animal indeed it bears much resemblance, except in size, this being in weight 38 Ibs., and the...
Page 562 - It is said that when the male is first seen he gives a terrific yell, that resounds far and wide through the forest, something like kh-ah! khah! prolonged and shrill.
Page 341 - ... a grate of that bone which we call whale-bone ; the throate yet so narrow as would not have admitted the least of fishes. The...
Page 593 - There are very many, not only among educated people who take an interest in science, but even among specialists, who will welcome a work of reasonable compass and handy form containing a trustworthy treatment of the various departments of Natural History by men who are familiar with, and competent to deal with, the latest results of scientific research. Altogether, to judge from this first volume, the Cambridge Natural History promises to fulfil all the expectations that its prospectus holds out.
Page 593 - MA0AZIATE.—"\\ro venture to think the work will be found indispensable to all who seek to extend their general knowledge beyond the narrowing influence of exclusive attention to certain orders or groups, and that it will take a high position in ' The Cambridge Natural History
Page 200 - The people at the farm-house told me that the remains were exposed, by a flood having washed down part of a bank of earth. When found, the head was quite perfect; but the boys knocked the teeth out with stones, and then set up the head as a mark to throw at. By a most fortunate chance, I found a perfect tooth, which exactly fits one of the sockets in this skull, embedded by itself on the banks of the Rio Tercero, at the distance of about 1 80 miles from this place.
Page 593 - Aldrichian Demonstrator of Comparative Anatomy in the University of Oxford. EARTHWORMS AND LEECHES. By FE BEDDARD, MA Oxon., FRS, Prosector to the Zoological Society, London. GEPHYREA, &c.
Page 227 - Prjevalsky's horse is a hybrid — a cross between a pony and a Kiang. Beddard, however, admits it may be a distinct type. He says : " This animal has been believed to be a mule between the wild ass and a feral horse ; but if a distinct form — and probability seems to urge that view — it is interesting as breaking down the distinctions between horses and...
Page 395 - According to Aristotle and Pliny the Ichneumon first coats its body with a coating of mud, in which it wallows, and then with this armour can defy the serpent. Topsell tells the tale better. The Ichneumon burrows in the sand, and " when the aspe espyeth her threatening rage, presently turning about her taile, provoketh the ichneumon to combate, and with an open nioutli and lofty head doth enter the list, to her owne perdition.

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