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A List of Mollusca and Other Forms of Marine Life free pdf Excerpt from A List of Mollusca and Other Forms of Marine Life: Collected in the Years 1889-1890, in Japan In 1889-90 I spent nearly a year in Japan and some few weeks in China. I went for health and pleasure, devoting much of my time to making a collection of Japanese art objects, which now is arranged, catalogued and mounted, as a donation to the Detroit Art Museum. I also attempted to make a collection of the Molluscan Fauna of Japan, and was assisted in that purpose by an intelligent Japanese who was in my employ during my entire stay in that country. He visited at intervals the entire cast coast from Tokyo along Sagama and Saruga, down along Kii, Awa and Toza, along the north shore of the Inland Sea as far as Bingo, in communication with the fishermen, who gather not only fish but largely mollusks, mostly by dredge nets, in water sometimes as deep as thirty fathoms. This region lies between 330 and 36 north latitude, and between 1330 and 1410 cast longitude, and this collection may be fairly said to represent the Marine Fauna of that limit. It is on this east coast, moreover, that the Kuro-Shiwo, or Gulf Stream of the Pacific, trends to the north east, and which accounts probably for finding occasionally the more strictly tropical species of mollusca. On arriving home and sending specimens of my shells to the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences for comparison and determination, I have been delighted to find that Prof. H. A. Pilsbry speaks of it in high terms. I quote as follows from his letter to me of November 19th, 1890: " Your collection is a very valuable one and includes many species not in our Museum. * * * It would be very useful to have a list of these shells published. If you would get up such a list, giving exact localities wherever known, it would form a useful supplement to Dunker's Index Molluscorum Maris Japonici - the most complete summary heretofore published. 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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Author : Frederick Stearns
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1332238491
EAN : 9781332238491
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Number of Pages : 28 pages
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Language : English
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