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Quadrupeds What They Are And Where Found

Auhtor: Captain Mayne Reid

Language: english

Genres:

science,  nature,  young readers
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Review by Chandler, May 2009


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Summary of the Book 'Quadrupeds What They Are And Where Found':

Quadrupeds What They Are And Where Found A Book Of Zoology For Boys by Mayne Reid. Illustrated by William Harvey

Excerpts from the Book 'Quadrupeds What They Are And Where Found':


... are about a dozen species known to naturalists. Most of them are denizens of the tropical forests of Guiana and Brazil but some species are not so tropical ...
... is almost hopeless to think of killing a grizzly bear by a single bullet. There the deadly rifle is no longer deadly-unless when the shot is given in ...
... is so called from its colour-being of that fulvous white known as Isabella colour. It is another of the species belonging to the great range of the Himalayas, ...
... of Southern Asia and the Asiatic islands. The Ichneumons claim our attention next. These are celebrated animals, on account of the strange and fabulous ...
... animals upon whose flesh they subsist and, as already stated, these dogs follow their game not singly, but in bands or packs. In this way, instinct ...
... a human enemy and there have been instances of hunters, both white and Indian, having succumbed to his strength. His range extends over nearly the ...
... such as Mice, Marmots, Lemmings, Hamsters, Mole-Rats, Jerboas, and Jumping Mice. The Shrew-Mice and Moles may also be classed here-although naturalists ...
... doubt exist at the present hour. One has even been found on the small river Nutha, in a lonely canton of the Magdeburg district, near the Elbe. Moreover, ...
... backs downward and can spring from branch to branch, and also from tree to tree, over wide intervals of many yards. They can also leap down from the ...
... It may be remarked, however, that the name Guinea Pig is altogether a mistake, since the creature is found wild only in South America, and ...
... South Africa while a smaller kind than either has been observed in the rivers of Western Africa. The Rhinoceros is altogether a more curious and ...
... indebted. Besides, there are whole nations who feed almost entirely upon its flesh and even its skin and bristles constitute an important item of manufacturing ...
... in reality, well-blooded horses, of small stature and no breed could be better suited to the climate of most parts of Spanish America, where they ...
... the usual colour is that to which they have given their name-the colour of an ass.. Besides the domestic species, there are several others still ...
... of Congo and the Angolas, of the same region, famous for the quality of their wool-not to be confounded, however, with the Angora wool, which is ...
... America, large flocks may be seen, and the wild goats of Juan Fernandez are descendants of these Spanish-American domesticated breeds. The species ...
... are near akin to it-the Harte-beest or Secaama, and the Sassaby or Bastard harte-beest. The Korrigun is another of these large antelopes, belonging ...
... well-marked species, on account of the length of its tail-whence it has received its hunter appellation of the Long-tailed Deer. The Deer of Europe ...
... Lawson might have added that their tails are highly prehensile, and are not only used for suspending them to the branches of trees, but also employed ...
... of Europe, and in many parts of Asia and Africa. No true hedgehog has yet been discovered in North or South America, but they have their representatives ...