The Solomon Islands and Their Natives
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The Solomon Islands and Their Natives

By H. B. (Henry Brougham) Guppy
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  • THE SOLOMON ISLANDS AND Their Natives.
    • PREFACE.
    • INTRODUCTION.
    • CONTENTS.
    • CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTORY.
    • CHAPTER II. GOVERNMENT—HEAD-HUNTING—SLAVERY—CANNIBALISM.
    • CHAPTER III. THE FEMALE SEX—POLYGAMY—MODES OF BURIAL, ETC.
    • CHAPTER IV. DWELLINGS—TAMBU-HOUSES—WEAPONS—TOOLS.
    • CHAPTER V. CULTIVATION—FOOD, ETC.
    • CHAPTER VI. THE PHYSICAL CHARACTERS AND RACE-AFFINITIES OF THESE ISLANDERS.[80]
      • STATURE.
      • CHEST-GIRTH.
      • WEIGHT OF BODY.[94]
      • LENGTH OF LIMBS.
      • The Features.
      • The Hair, Colour of Skin, Powers of Vision, &c.
    • STATURE.
    • CHEST-GIRTH.
    • WEIGHT OF BODY.[94]
    • LENGTH OF LIMBS.
    • The Features.
    • The Hair, Colour of Skin, Powers of Vision, &c.
    • CHAPTER VII. DRESS—TATTOOING—SONGS, ETC.
    • CHAPTER VIII. CANOES—FISHING—HUNTING.
    • CHAPTER IX. PREVALENT DISEASES.
    • CHAPTER X. VOCABULARY OF THE ISLANDS OF BOUGAINVILLE STRAITS—TREASURY ISLAND, THE SHORTLAND ISLANDS, FARO OR FAURO ISLAND, WITH CHOISEUL BAY.
      • Miscellaneous Words
      • Numerals.
      • Parts of Body.
      • Geographical and Nautical.
      • Animal Kingdom.
      • Pronouns.
      • Names of Natives.
      • Vegetables, Fruits,[167] &c.
      • Short Sentences and Phrases.
    • Miscellaneous Words
    • Numerals.
    • Parts of Body.
    • Geographical and Nautical.
    • Animal Kingdom.
    • Pronouns.
    • Names of Natives.
    • Vegetables, Fruits,[167] &c.
    • Short Sentences and Phrases.
    • CHAPTER XI. THE JOURNAL OF GALLEGO—PREFATORY REMARKS.
      • THE JOURNAL OF GALLEGO.
    • THE JOURNAL OF GALLEGO.
    • CHAPTER XII THE STORY OF A LOST ARCHIPELAGO.
    • GEOGRAPHICAL APPENDIX.
      • NOTE I.
      • NOTE II.
      • NOTE III. (Page 199.)
      • NOTE IV. (Page 199.)
      • NOTE V.
      • NOTE VI. (Page 206.)
      • NOTE VII. (Pages 207-209.)
      • NOTE VIII. (Page 220.)
      • NOTE IX. (Page 233.)
      • NOTE X. (Page 234.)
      • NOTE XI. (Page 237.)
      • NOTE XII. (Page 238.)
      • NOTE XIII. (Page 239.)
      • NOTE XIV. (Page 251.)
      • NOTE XV. (Pages 100, 251.)
      • NOTE XVI.
    • NOTE I.
    • NOTE II.
    • NOTE III. (Page 199.)
    • NOTE IV. (Page 199.)
    • NOTE V.
    • NOTE VI. (Page 206.)
    • NOTE VII. (Pages 207-209.)
    • NOTE VIII. (Page 220.)
    • NOTE IX. (Page 233.)
    • NOTE X. (Page 234.)
    • NOTE XI. (Page 237.)
    • NOTE XII. (Page 238.)
    • NOTE XIII. (Page 239.)
    • NOTE XIV. (Page 251.)
    • NOTE XV. (Pages 100, 251.)
    • NOTE XVI.
    • CHAPTER XIII. BOTANICAL NOTES IN BOUGAINVILLE STRAITS.
      • LIST OF PLANTS COLLECTED IN THE ISLANDS OF BOUGAINVILLE STRAITS, SOLOMON GROUP, DURING 1884.[433]
    • LIST OF PLANTS COLLECTED IN THE ISLANDS OF BOUGAINVILLE STRAITS, SOLOMON GROUP, DURING 1884.[433]
    • CHAPTER XIV. Reptiles and Batrachians.
    • CHAPTER XV. GENERAL NATURAL HISTORY NOTES.
    • CHAPTER XVI. LAND AND FRESH-WATER SHELLS.
      • LIST OF LAND AND FRESH-WATER SHELLS COLLECTED IN THE SOLOMON ISLANDS[489] DURING 1882 AND 1883. (EXTRACTED FROM MR. E. SMITH’S PAPER IN THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON, JUNE, 2ND, 1885.) THE DESCRIPTIONS OF THE NEW SPECIES AND VARIETIES FOLLOW:
      • Descriptions of the new species and varieties,[490] by Mr. E. Smith.
    • LIST OF LAND AND FRESH-WATER SHELLS COLLECTED IN THE SOLOMON ISLANDS[489] DURING 1882 AND 1883. (EXTRACTED FROM MR. E. SMITH’S PAPER IN THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON, JUNE, 2ND, 1885.) THE DESCRIPTIONS OF THE NEW SPECIES AND VARIETIES FOLLOW:
    • Descriptions of the new species and varieties,[490] by Mr. E. Smith.
    • CHAPTER XVII. THE CLIMATE OF THE SOLOMON ISLANDS.
      • RAIN-REGISTER AT SANTA ANNA.
      • RAIN-REGISTER AT UGI.
      • RAIN-REGISTER KEPT ON BOARD H.M.S. “LARK.”
        • (A) OFF THE NORTH COAST OF ST. CHRISTOVAL AND THE NEIGHBOURING ISLANDS IN 1882.
        • (B) OFF THE NORTH COAST OF ST. CHRISTOVAL AND THE NEIGHBOURING ISLANDS IN 1883.
        • (C) BOUGAINVILLE STRAITS IN 1883.
        • (D) BOUGAINVILLE STRAITS IN 1884.
      • (A) OFF THE NORTH COAST OF ST. CHRISTOVAL AND THE NEIGHBOURING ISLANDS IN 1882.
      • (B) OFF THE NORTH COAST OF ST. CHRISTOVAL AND THE NEIGHBOURING ISLANDS IN 1883.
      • (C) BOUGAINVILLE STRAITS IN 1883.
      • (D) BOUGAINVILLE STRAITS IN 1884.
      • OBSERVATIONS[505] OF THE BAROMETER AND THERMOMETER IN THE SOLOMON GROUP, BY LIEUT. LEEPER, R.N.
      • WIND-RECORD FOR EACH MONTH.
      • THE EFFECTS OF THE CLIMATE ON THE WEIGHT OF THE BODY.
    • RAIN-REGISTER AT SANTA ANNA.
    • RAIN-REGISTER AT UGI.
    • RAIN-REGISTER KEPT ON BOARD H.M.S. “LARK.”
      • (A) OFF THE NORTH COAST OF ST. CHRISTOVAL AND THE NEIGHBOURING ISLANDS IN 1882.
      • (B) OFF THE NORTH COAST OF ST. CHRISTOVAL AND THE NEIGHBOURING ISLANDS IN 1883.
      • (C) BOUGAINVILLE STRAITS IN 1883.
      • (D) BOUGAINVILLE STRAITS IN 1884.
    • (A) OFF THE NORTH COAST OF ST. CHRISTOVAL AND THE NEIGHBOURING ISLANDS IN 1882.
    • (B) OFF THE NORTH COAST OF ST. CHRISTOVAL AND THE NEIGHBOURING ISLANDS IN 1883.
    • (C) BOUGAINVILLE STRAITS IN 1883.
    • (D) BOUGAINVILLE STRAITS IN 1884.
    • OBSERVATIONS[505] OF THE BAROMETER AND THERMOMETER IN THE SOLOMON GROUP, BY LIEUT. LEEPER, R.N.
    • WIND-RECORD FOR EACH MONTH.
    • THE EFFECTS OF THE CLIMATE ON THE WEIGHT OF THE BODY.
    • GENERAL INDEX.
    • Transcriber’s Note
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