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ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTIONS
A MERIC A.
66 DOMESTICATED ANIMALS” AND “ WILD AN
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WRITERS on Natural History have spoken concerning the animals and plants of different zones and climates indiscriminately; I venture to separate them, and to select from among the forests and savannas of the New World such as most especially illustrate the sdom and beneficence of their Creator. These sketches will not be confined merely to the details of Natural History; they will comprise whatever is most beautiful or curious, either in the scenery by which the subjects of them were surrounded, or in their wonderful adaptation to the sites which they are designed to occupy.
I may not venture to assert that this idea is exclusively my own, yet, assuredly, it has not been generally adopted; for the history of plants has, in
most cases, been separately treated, that of animals also, as well as scenery. But the uniting of them will better suit my purpose; for how much more beautiful is the effect produced by the concentration of many rays of light than by the separation of one prismatic colour, however brilliant,
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
ANCIENT MOUNDS near St. Louis-Moral reflections
near Mexico-By whom supposed to
ANDES—Magnificent Scenery of, associated with animals
numerous-Characteristics of each
parts of America-Singular construction of
ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENON observed in the Andes
BAMBOOS—Hollow species of — Useful as water-plants in
dry mountainous places-Silex found in the bark-
Sir Humphry Davy's experiment