My Schools and Schoolmasters, Or The Story of My Education

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byHugh Miller

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...into which only the hardier molluscs of rapid increase have yet made their way 1 Further, I found that the true fishes differ considerably in the group on the opposite sides of the island. The haddock and whiting are greatly more common on the east coast: the hake and horse mackerel very much more abundant on the west. Even where the species are the same on both sides, the varieties are different. The herring of the west coast is a short, thick, richlyflavored fish, greatly superior to the large lean variety so abundant on the east; whereas the west-coast cod are largeheaded, thin-bodied, pale-colored fishes, inferior, even in theii best season, to the darker-colored, small-headed variety of the east. In no respect do the two coasts differ more, at least to the north of the Grampians, than in the transparency of the water. The bottom is rarely seen on the east coast at a depth There are only two of these exclusively west-coast shells,--Trochus umbilitt tus and Pecten niveus. As neither of them has yet been detected in any Ter '.lary formation, they are in all probability shells of comparatively recent origin that cum j into existence in some western centre of creation; whereas specimens of Trochus magus and Nasva reticulata, which occasionally occur on thf eastern coasts of the kingdom, I have also found in a Pleistocene deposit. Thna '.he more widely-spread shells seem to be also the shells of more ancient stand ol more than twenty feet, and not often at more than twelve; whereas on the west I have seen it very distinctly, during a tract of dry weather, at a depth of sixty or seventy feet. The handles of the spears used in Gairloch in spearing flat fish and the common edible crab ( Cancer Pagurus), are sometimes fiveand-twenty feet in...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...into which only the hardier molluscs of rapid increase have yet made their way 1 Further, I found that the true...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.39 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217514065

ISBN - 13:9780217514064

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