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Character Sketches, From the Pages of Scripture Illustrated in the World of Nature, Vol. III

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ISBN 10: 091688810X / ISBN 13: 9780916888107
Edité par Institute in Basic Life Principles
Etat : Very Good Couverture rigide
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091688810X First Edition Hardcover in slipcase. Book is in 'Like New' condition, pages are clean and tight. Slipcase has edge wear. N° de réf. du libraire B4421

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Titre : Character Sketches, From the Pages of ...

Éditeur : Institute in Basic Life Principles

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Very Good

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1825. Excerpt: ... always found in moist places, and in the neighbourhood of brooks and rivers. They all roll themselves into a ball; but those whose bands are fewest in number are least capable of covering themselves up completely. The Tatu Apara, for instance, when rolled up, presents two great interstices between its bands, by which it is very easily vulnerable, even by the feeblest of quadrupeds. CHAPTER IV. Animals of the Bat Kind. Having in the last chapter described a race of animals that unite the boundaries between quadrupeds and insects, I come in this to a very different class, that serve to fill up the chasm between quadrupeds and birds. Some naturalists, indeed, have found animals of the bat kind so much partaking of the nature of both, that they have been at a loss in which rank to place them, and have doubted, in giving the history of the bat, whether it was a beast or a bird they were describing. These doubts, however, no longer exist; they are now universally made to take their place among quadrupeds; to which their bringing forth their young alive, their hair, their teeth, as well as the rest of their habitudes and conformation, evidently entitle them.* Pliny, Gesner, and Aldrovandus, who placed them among birds, did not consider that they wanted every character of that order of animals, except the power of flying. Indeed, when this animal is seen with an awkward and struggling motion, supporting itself in the air at the dusk of the evening, it presents in some measure the * In these animals, all the teeth are erect, pointed and near each other, and the first four are equal. The fore feet-have the toes connected by a membrane, expanded into a kind of wings, by which they are enabled to fly. appearance of a bird; but naturalists, whose business it is to examine it more closely, to wat...

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