. 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. MONSTROUS REPTILES OF THE TROPICAL WORLD. 491 tion. With jaws not more than an inch apart when wide open, it will swallow an ordinary hen's ccjg without breaking; it. If such be the capac- ity of a snake not more than twelve inches loni^, what must be the great (nilp of one thirty feet long and of proportionate thickness ? It may seem an incredible statement to many persons that any reptile possesses beauty, yet among these crawling creatures, disgusting in many in-^tances its weight reaches twenty pounds. The appearance of the cristatus is very repulsive. It would be impossible to convince some persons that there is any beauty in the tribe of lizards. They are slimy creatures, un- pleasant to the touch; they lack the soft plumage of the dove or fur of. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Northrop, Henry Davenport, 1836-1909. St. John, N. B. : R. A. H. Morrow

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