. Homes without hands. : Being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction. Animals. 56 HOMES WITHOUT HANDS. between strata of stone, and so saved themselves from any trouble except scraping and throwing out the loose sand. "When, however, thq Sand Martin is unable to find such a situation, it sets to work in a very systematic fashion, trying several successive spots with its beak, until it discovers a suitable locality. It then works in a circular direction, using its legs as. RAND MAHTi:*. a pivot, and by dint of turning round and ro

- Image ID: PG2G4Y
. Homes without hands. : Being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction. Animals. 56 HOMES WITHOUT HANDS. between strata of stone, and so saved themselves from any trouble except scraping and throwing out the loose sand. "When, however, thq Sand Martin is unable to find such a situation, it sets to work in a very systematic fashion, trying several successive spots with its beak, until it discovers a suitable locality. It then works in a circular direction, using its legs as. RAND MAHTi:*. a pivot, and by dint of turning round and ro
Central Historic Books / Alamy Stock Photo
Image ID: PG2G4Y
. Homes without hands. : Being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction. Animals. 56 HOMES WITHOUT HANDS. between strata of stone, and so saved themselves from any trouble except scraping and throwing out the loose sand. "When, however, thq Sand Martin is unable to find such a situation, it sets to work in a very systematic fashion, trying several successive spots with its beak, until it discovers a suitable locality. It then works in a circular direction, using its legs as. RAND MAHTi:*. a pivot, and by dint of turning round and round, and pecking away as it proceeds, soon chips out a tolerably circular hole. After the bird has lived for some time in the tunnel, the shape of the entrance is much damaged by incessant passing to and fro of the inmates, but while the burrow is still new and un- tenanted, its form is almost cylindrical. In all cases the tunnel slopes gently upwards, so as to prevent the lodgement of rain,. 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.. Wood, J. G. (John George), 1827-1889; Keyl, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1823-1871; Smith, E. A. (Edward Alfred); Pearson, G. (George). London : Longmans, Green, and Co.

Similar stock images