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Image from page 225 of “Three voyages of a naturalist, being an account of many little- known islands in three oceans visited by the “Valhalla,” R.Y.S.;” (1908)
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Identifier: threevoyagesofnatu00nico
Title: Three voyages of a naturalist, being an account of many little- known islands in three oceans visited by the "Valhalla," R.Y.S.;
Year: 1908 (1900s)
Authors: Nicoll, Michael John, 1880-1925 Crawford, James Ludovic Lindsay, Earl of, 1847-1913
Subjects: Valhalla (Yacht) Scientific expeditions Voyages and travels Voyages around the world Birds
Publisher: London, Witherby & Co.
Contributing Library: American Museum of Natural History Library
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estrictedto this island, and one other is found elsewhereonly in Madagascar. We had been looking forward to seeing gianttortoises in a wild state during our stay, but inthis we were doomed to disappointment. Wefound that it would take at least two days to visitthe locality where they are now only to be found,and as we had not the necessary time at ourdisposal, we were reluctantly compelled to abandonour hopes. I Aldabra is also famous for its turtles ; largenumbers are caught annually, their flesh being-dried for export. Trays, shaped like huge sieves,were arranged in front of the settlement, and inthese a great quantity of turtle-flesh lay exposedto the sun. The neighbourhood of the curing placewas not at aU pleasant, for although the dryingflesh did not smell objectionably, the same could * Dromas ardeola. f This tortoise has been introduced into the Seychelles, where it iskept in a semi-domestic state, and later on we savr many of them in thetortoise farms in that group of islands.

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A GREAT LAGOON 119 not be said for the deposits near by of other partsof the turtles. Close to one of the houses we sawa tame frigate bird—belonging to one of the menemployed in the turtle industry—which was inbeautiful condition and so tame that it could behandled. We were most anxious to see the Ibis dbhotti,a striking bird much like the well-known sacredibis, and also closely allied to the Ihis bernieriof Madagascar, but differing from both so decidedlythat it has been rightly claimed as a distinctspecies, confined to Aldabra, so far as is known.The overseer of the island informed us that thebird was seldom seen near the settlement, and thatit nested some thirty miles away across the lagoonin a part seldom visited. Accordingly early onthe second morning of our stay, we set out fromthe yacht in the steam launch for this ibis colony,taking on board the overseer and a pilot. The lagoon, which is enclosed by the island orislands of Aldabra, is very shallow, but for sometwenty miles

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Image from page 578 of “First course in biology” (1908)
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Identifier: courseinbiobailfirstrich
Title: First course in biology
Year: 1908 (1900s)
Authors: Bailey, L. H. (Liberty Hyde), 1858-1954 Coleman, Walter Moore, 1863-1926
Subjects: Biology
Publisher: New York : The Macmillan Company
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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dense population. Coarse, woody foods, likethe leaves and stems of herbs, were probablyadded last of all. Woody fiber (cellulose) canbe digested by cattle, but it cannot be digestedby man. The Natural Guide in Eating is Taste.Man should preserve his taste uncorrupted as,next to his conscience, his wisest counselorand friend. It has been developed and trans-mitted through countless ages as a preciousheritage. Simple food is more delicious topeople with natural tastes than the most arti-ficial concoctions are to those with pervertedtaste. Animal Food. —Th&Jlcsh of animals furnishes proteid and fat (Fig. 102). As cooking coagulates and hardens 1 See Genesis i. 29. Some raw food should beeaten daily. Pecans are the most digestible of allnuts. A half dozen or more eaten regularly forbreakfast will prevent constipation or cure it in tendays or less. FOOD AND DIGESTION III albumin, raw or half-cooked meat is said to be more diges-tible than cooked meat; but meat that is not thoroughly

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Fig. 102. — Diagram showing Cuts of Beef. cooked is dangerous because it may contain trichinae(Animal Biology, p. 50) and other parasites. Lean meatscontain much proteid. Some persons who cannot easilydigest starch and sugar because of fermentation eat fatfor a fuel food. Beef tea and beef extracts contain but asmall part of the proteid in meat and all of the wastematter, including urea. Mammalscompared Carnivora, orflesh-eaters Herbivora, OR HERB-EATERS Omnivora, orall-eaters Frugivora, orfruit-eaters Examples. Cat, dog, lion. Cow, horse. Hog, peccary. Man, monkey. Length offood tube. 3 times lengthof body. 30 times lengthof body. 10 times lengthof body. 12 times lengthof head-trunk. Teeth. Pointed fortearing flesh.Canine teethlong. Layers ofenamel anddentine form-ing ridges. Cutting teethproject. Ca-nines formtusks. Teeth even,close together.Canines notprojecting. Digits. Sharp claws. Hoofs. Hoofs. Flattened nails. Colon. Smooth. Sacculated. Smooth. Sacculated. I 12 HUMAN BIOLOGY

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