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Dawn Over Samarkand, Rebirth of Central Asia by Joshua Kunitz

By Joshua Kunitz

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Sumatra is about equal in extent to Great Britain; Java, Luzon, and Sulawesi are each about the size of Ireland. Eighteen more islands are, on the average, as large as Jamaica; more than a hundred are as large as the Isle of Wight; while the isles and islets of smaller size are innumerable. The absolute extent of land in the archipelago is not greater than that contained by Western Europe from Hungary to Spain; but, owing to the manner in which the land is broken up and divided, the variety of its productions is rather in proportion to the immense surface over which the islands are spread, than to the quantity of land which they contain.

What an amazing life! ” This refers to the phenomenon by which succeeding generations expect to see less nature because their experience has been of a depleted world. We laugh at the old fisherman who tries to convince us that in his day the fish were so much larger and so much more abundant—but in most cases he is probably right. We expect Sumatran rhinoceros to be rare because they have always been rare. No, they haven’t. ” I have related above how The Malay Archipelago produces an affinity with Wallace because of the similar things we have witnessed and enjoyed.

Robinson......... 365 38. Papuan, New Guinea ............................ Baines............ 378 39. Papuan Pipe. (From a sketch by the Author).. Baines............ 380 40. Horned Flies ..................................... Robinson......... 382 41. Carved Tool for Making Pottery .............. Robinson......... 387 42. The Red Bird of Paradise ....................... T. W. Wood...... 401 43. My house at Bessir, Waigeo. (From a sketch by the Author)................................. Baines............

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