. Earth, sea and sky, or, Marvels of the universe [microform] : being a full and graphic description of all that is wonderful in every continent of the globe, in the world of waters and the starry heavens : containing thrilling adventures on land and sea ... : embracing the striking physical features of the earth ... including a vivid description of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans ... : together with the amazing phenomena of the solar and starry systems : the whole comprising a vast treasury of all that is marvelous and wonderful in the earth, sea, air, and skies. Science; Natural hist

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. Earth, sea and sky, or, Marvels of the universe [microform] : being a full and graphic description of all that is wonderful in every continent of the globe, in the world of waters and the starry heavens : containing thrilling adventures on land and sea ... : embracing the striking physical features of the earth ... including a vivid description of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans ... : together with the amazing phenomena of the solar and starry systems : the whole comprising a vast treasury of all that is marvelous and wonderful in the earth, sea, air, and skies. Science; Natural history; Astronomy; Earth; Ethnology; Sciences; Sciences naturelles; Astonomie; Terre; Ethnologie. c, stamlinsT in ith till' lung docs a nptile initiicdi.ttolv sh color with ck vvliilo with :t.s, niolliisks, ly build their CLKIOUS SPECIMKNS OK THE Fi:.\Tl IKRl'.D '1 IBI.S. 42^ no 'â ;t ill t^'it; \'icinity of a river. There exists about a luiiuired difforent sot^cics of herons. The giant-heron, which is rc{)rescnted in our illu-^tra- tjoii is an extremely foimidablo enemy to the seal)'tribes. Theie is in f,(.li water scarcely a fisli, however large, that the heron will not srri!<e at .uid wi'untl, though unable to carry it off; but the smaller fishes are liisciiiof subsistence. His method is, to wade as fir as he can go, int<-. tiio uMter, and then patiently to await the approach of his prey, inti; hxh, wIku it comes within his reach, he darts liis bill with inevitable ;i,iii. VVilloughb}' sa}-s, he has seen a heron that had in his stomach no t'fwcr than seventeen carp. Tlu; hen in. as he stands fishing for his food, is the \-ery picture of patience. I'or some time he has been sU)wly stalking about on his long Ic'N, watching for his pre\-. Now he approaches stealthil)' into the water, la\iiv; down one f)ot after another with the utmost caution. He does ii.it want to alarm the llsh that ma\' be swimming merrilx' about, or the little l"i\'that is .sporting playfully in am

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