The Polar and Tropical Worlds: A Description of Man and Nature in the Polar and Equatorial Regions of the Globe

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Johnson & McClain, 1871 - Всего страниц: 761
 

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Стр. 425 - ... which is barely sufficient to cover their backs as low down as their loins. It is laced across the breast by strings, and according as the wind blows, it is shifted from side to side.
Стр. 694 - If the bird wished to descend, the wings were for a moment collapsed; and then when again expanded with an altered inclination, the momentum gained by the rapid descent seemed to urge the bird upwards, with the even and steady movement of a paper kite. In the case of any bird soaring, its motion must be sufficiently rapid, so that the action of the inclined surface of its body on the atmosphere may counterbalance its gravity.

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