The Naturalisation of Animals & Plants in New Zealand

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The University Press, 1922 - 607 pages

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Page 326 - Lord was against the city with a very great destruction: and he smote the men of the city, both small and great, and they had emerods in their secret parts. Therefore they sent the ark of God to Ekron. And it came to pass, as the ark of God came to Ekron, that the Ekronites cried out, saying, They have brought about the ark of the God of Israel to us, to slay us and our people.
Page 450 - Zealand, where the eclipse occurs early on the morning of the gth, civil reckoning. The following are points in the central line corresponding to the annexed Greenwich mean times, with the duration of totality on that line. The positions of...
Page 533 - I am inclined to believe that the struggle between the naturalized and the native floras will result in a limitation of the range of the native species rather than in their actual extermination. We must be prepared to see many plants once common become comparatively rare, and possibly a limited number — I should not estimate it at more than a score or two — may altogether disappear, to be only known to us in the future by the dried specimens preserved in our museums.
Page 532 - At length a turning-point is reached, the invaders lose a portion of their vigour and become less encroaching, while the indigenous plants find the struggle less severe and gradually recover a portion of their lost ground, the result being the gradual amalgamation of those kinds best adapted to hold their own in the * Trans.
Page 474 - Linn, (the Paper Mulberry). The same plant is used by the Chinese to make paper. Whether the climate does not well agree with it I do not know, but they seemed to value it very much; that it was very scarce among them I am inclined to believe, as we have not yet seen among them pieces large...
Page 326 - And when the men of Ashdod saw that it was so, they said, The ark of the God of Israel shall not abide with us : for his hand is sore upon us, and upon Dagon our god.
Page 370 - Ennis, a resident in New Zealand. The English water-cress grows so luxuriantly in that country as to completely choke up the rivers, sometimes leading to disastrous floods, and necessitating great outlay to keep the stream open. But a natural remedy has now been found in planting willows on the banks. The roots of these trees penetrate the bed of the stream in every direction, and the water-cress, unable to obtain the requisite amount of nourishment, gradually disappears.
Page 64 - ... domestic dog of those islands. And from the following description left by Crozet of the now extinct New Zealand dog it is evidently identical with that animal also, and consequently, we must infer, with the ancient dog of Polynesia : ' ' The only quadrupeds I saw in this country were dogs and rats. The dogs are a sort of domesticated fox, quite black or white, very low on the legs, straight ears, thick tail, long body, full jaws, but more pointed than that of the fox, and uttering the same cry...
Page 142 - Arrived at the lighthouse, an intensely interesting sight presented itself. The whole of the zone of light within range of the mirrors was alive with birds coming and going. Nothing else was visible in the darkness of the night but the lantern of the lighthouse vignetted in a drifting sea of birds. From the darkness in the east...

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