The Tropical World
Aspects of man and nature in the equatorial regions of the globe.
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The Tropical World Aspects of man and nature in the equatorial regions of the globe.

By G. Hartwig
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Table of Contents
  • THE TROPICAL WORLD.
  • PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS.
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
  • CHAPTER I. THE DIVERSITY OF CLIMATES WITHIN THE TROPICS.
  • CHAPTER II. THE LLANOS.
  • CHAPTER III. THE PUNA, OR THE HIGH TABLE-LANDS OF PERU AND BOLIVIA.
  • CHAPTER IV. THE PERUVIAN SAND-COAST.
  • CHAPTER V. THE AMAZONS, THE GIANT RIVER OF THE TORRID ZONE.
  • CHAPTER VI. THE PRIMEVAL FORESTS OF TROPICAL AMERICA.
  • CHAPTER VII. THE WILD INDIANS OF TROPICAL AMERICA.
  • CHAPTER VIII. THE MEXICAN PLATEAUS, AND THE SLOPES OF SIKKIM.
  • CHAPTER IX. THE KALAHARI AND THE BUSHMEN.
  • CHAPTER X. THE SAHARA.
  • CHAPTER XI. THE BEDOUINS OF ARABIA.
  • CHAPTER XII. GIANT TREES AND CHARACTERISTIC FORMS OF TROPICAL VEGETATION.
  • CHAPTER XIII. PALMS AND FERNS.
  • CHAPTER XIV. THE CHIEF ESCULENT PLANTS OF THE TORRID ZONE.
  • CHAPTER XV. SUGAR, COFFEE, CACAO, COCA.
  • CHAPTER XVI. TROPICAL PLANTS USED FOR INDUSTRIAL PURPOSES.
  • CHAPTER XVII. TROPICAL SPICES.
  • CHAPTER XVIII. TROPICAL INSECTS, SPIDERS, AND SCORPIONS.
  • CHAPTER XIX. INSECT PLAGUES AND INSECT SERVICES.
  • CHAPTER XX. THE MALAYAN RACE.
  • CHAPTER XXI. THE TROPICAL OCEAN.
  • CHAPTER XXII. THE PAPUANS AND POLYNESIANS.
  • CHAPTER XXIII. SNAKES.
  • CHAPTER XXIV. LIZARDS, FROGS AND TOADS.
  • CHAPTER XXV. TORTOISES AND TURTLES.
  • CHAPTER XXVI. CROCODILES AND ALLIGATORS.
  • CHAPTER XXVII. TROPICAL BIRD LIFE.
  • CHAPTER XXVIII. TROPICAL BIRDS OF PREY.
  • CHAPTER XXIX. THE OSTRICH AND THE CASSOWARY.
  • CHAPTER XXX. PARROTS.
  • CHAPTER XXXI. TROPICAL RUMINANTS AND EQUIDÆ.
  • CHAPTER XXXII. THE HIPPOPOTAMUS.
  • CHAPTER XXXIII. THE RHINOCEROS.
  • CHAPTER XXXIV. THE ELEPHANT.
  • CHAPTER XXXV. TROPICAL FELIDÆ.
  • CHAPTER XXXVI. THE AUSTRALIAN RACE.
  • CHAPTER XXXVII. THE SLOTH.
  • CHAPTER XXXVIII. ANT-EATERS.
  • CHAPTER XXXIX. TROPICAL BATS.
  • CHAPTER XL. APES AND MONKEYS.
  • CHAPTER XLI. THE AFRICAN NEGROES.
  • FOOTNOTES
  • INDEX.
  • GENERAL LIST OF WORKS PUBLISHED BY Messrs. LONGMANS, GREEN, READER, and DYER.
    • History, Politics, Historical Memoirs, &c.
    • Biographical Works.
    • Criticism, Philosophy, Polity, &c.
    • Miscellaneous Works and Popular Metaphysics.
    • Astronomy, Meteorology, Popular Geography, &c.
    • Natural History and Popular Science.
    • Chemistry, Medicine, Surgery, and the Allied Sciences.
    • The Fine Arts, and Illustrated Editions.
    • The Useful Arts, Manufactures, &c.
    • Religious and Moral Works.
    • Travels, Voyages, &c.
    • Works of Fiction.
    • Poetry and The Drama.
    • Rural Sports &c.
    • Works of Utility and General Information.
    • Periodical Publications.
    • Knowledge for the Young.
  • CATALOG INDEX.
  • Transcriber’s Notes
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