Equinoctial Regions of America, vol 2

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1851
Language: English
Wordcount: 209,614 / 608 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 48.7
LoC Category: GB
Downloads: 463
mnybks.net#: 3771
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Nature, Non-fiction
Excerpt

foot of the mountains of Cocuyza to those of Torito and Nirgua, and from La Sierra de Mariara to the chain of Guigue, of Guacimo, and La Palma, was filled with water. Everywhere the form of the promontories, and their steep declivities, seem to indicate the shore of an alpine lake, similar to those of Styria and Tyrol. The same little helicites, the same valvatae, which now live in the lake of Valencia, are found in layers of three or four feet thick as far inland as Turmero and La Concesion near La Victoria. These facts undoubtedly prove a retreat of the waters; but nothing indicates that this retreat has continued from a very remote period to our days. The valleys of Aragua are among the portions of Venezuela most anciently peopled; and yet there is no mention in Oviedo, or any other old chronicler, of a sensible diminution of the lake. Must we suppose, that this phenomenon escaped their observation, at a time when the Indians far exceeded the white population, and when the banks of the lake were less inhab

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Equinoctial Regions of America, vol 2 by Alexander von Humboldt - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for Equinoctial Regions of America, vol 2 by Alexander von Humboldt - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Equinoctial Regions of America, vol 2 by Alexander von Humboldt - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Equinoctial Regions of America, vol 2 by Alexander von Humboldt - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Equinoctial Regions of America, vol 2 by Alexander von Humboldt - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for Equinoctial Regions of America, vol 2 by Alexander von Humboldt - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Walden
by Henry David Thoreau
After London
by Richard Jefferies
Adventures in Friendship
by David Grayson
Home Vegetable Gardening
by F.F. Rockwell
The Burgess Bird Book for Children
by Thornton W. Burgess
The Man-Eaters of Tsavo
by J.H. Patterson
Animal Ghosts
by Elliott O'Donnell
Agriculture for Beginners
by Charles William Burkett
The Chief Engineer
by Henry Abbott
An Elementary Study of Insects
by Leonard Haseman

See more popular titles from this genre.