The Survey of Western Palestine, 1884: The Fauna and Flora of Palestine (Classic Reprint)

The Survey of Western Palestine, 1884: The Fauna and Flora of Palestine (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from The Survey of Western Palestine, 1884: The Fauna and Flora of Palestine The present volume contains a catalogue of all known Vertebrata, Terrestrial and Fluviatile Mollusca, and the Flora of Palestine. The Insect Fauna of the region has been so little studied, and the local collections hitherto formed are so meager, that it has been thought better to pass over this branch of the subject, than to give lists which must necessarily be very imperfect, and therefore misleading. The Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund, which has already contributed so much to the general stock of information as to the geography, topography, history, and archaeology of that country, felt that their work would be incomplete until supplemented by an account of its natural productions. Such an account it has been the endeavour of the compiler of this volume to supply, based chiefly upon his own observations and collections formed during four visits to the country; but he has not hesitated to avail himself also of the results of the researches of others, and must acknowledge with gratitude the aid he has received from Dr. Lortet, M. Locard, and M. Edmond Boissier. In the geographical position and the geology of Palestine, we find special reasons why the consideration of its Fauna and Flora is exceptionally important; and a detailed examination discloses results even more interesting than could have been expected from the peculiar position of that region, as an outlaying portion of the great Palaeartic region. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.”

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