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INDEX.

  • Infusoria in white paint, 221
  • ———— in coral mud, 465
  • ———— at Ascension, 494
  • Insects, first colonists of St. Paul's rocks, 10
  • ——— blown out to sea, 159
  • ——— of Patagonia, 170, 327
  • ——— of Tierra del Fuego, 238
  • ——— of Galapagos, 381, 392, 394
  • ——— of Keeling Island, 456
  • ——— of St. Helena, 490
  • Instincts of birds, 95, 398
  • Iodine with salt at Iquique, 365
  • Iquique, 362
  • Iron, oxide of on rocks, 12
  • Islands, oceanic, volcanic, 8
  • ———, floating, 265
  • ———, Antarctic, 248
  • ———, low, 402, 467
 
  • Kater's peak, 212
  • Kauri pine, 427
  • Keeling Island, 452
  • ——————, subsidence of, 475
  • ——————, birds of, 456
  • ——————, entomology of, 456
  • ——————, flora of, 454
  • Kelp, or sea-weed, 239
  • Kendall, Lieut., on a frozen body, 249
  • Kingfishers, 2, 138
  • King George's Sound, 449
 
  • Labourers, condition of, in Chile, 267
  • Lagoon-islands, 402, 453, 465
  • Lagostomus, 124
  • Lake, brackish, near Rio, 21
  • —— with floating islands, 265
  • —— formed during earthquake, 371
  • Lamarck on acquired blindness, 52
  • Lampyris, 30
  • Lancaster, Capt., on a sea-tree, 100
  • Land-shells, 347, 488, 490
  • Lazo, 44, 153, 189
  • Leaves, fall of, 235
  • ———, fossil, 448
  • Leeks in New Zealand, imported, 428
  • Lepus Magellanicus, 193
  • Lesson, M., on the scissor-beak, 138
  • —————, on rabbit of the Falklands, 193
  • Lichen on loose sand, 364
  • Lichtenstein on ostriches, 92
  • Lightning storms, 62
  • ———— tubes, 59
  • Lima, 365, 368
  • ——, elevation of a river near, 358
  • Lime, changed by lava into crystalline rock, 6
  • Limnæa in brackish water, 21
  • Lion-ant, 442
  • Lizard, 97
  • ———, marine species of, 385
  • Lizards, transport of, 382
  • Llama or Guauaco, habits of, 166
  • Locusts, 329
  • Longevity of species in Mollusca, 83
  • Lorenzo, San, island of, 369
  • Low archipelago, 402
  • Lund, M., on antiquity of man, 358
  • Lund and Clausen on fossils of Brazil, 131, 173
  • Luxan, 329
  • Luxuriant vegetation not necessary to support large animals, 85
  • Lycosa, 35
  • Lyell, Mr., on terraces of Coquimbo, 343
  • ————, on longevity of Mollusca, 83
  • ————, on subsidence in the Pacific, 468
  • ————, on change in vegetation, 120
  • ————, on fossil horses' teeth, 130
  • ————, on distribution of animals, 327
  • ————, on frozen snow, 325
  • ————, on extinct mammals and ice-period, 172
  • ————, on flocks of butterflies, 158
  • ————, on stones twisted by earthquakes, 308
 
  • MacCulloch on infection, 435
  • Macquarie river, 442
  • Macrauchenia, 82, 173
  • Macrocystis, 239
  • Madrina, or godmother of a troop of mules, 315
  • Magdalen channel, 241
  • Magellan, Strait of 231
  • Malcolmson, Dr., on hail, 116
  • Maldiva atolls, 467, 476, 478
  • Maldonado, 39