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The Malay Archipelago, Volume 2

By Wallace, Alfred Russell

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Title: The Malay Archipelago, Volume 2  
Author: Wallace, Alfred Russell
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collection: Blackmask Online Collection
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Historic
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Publisher: Blackmask Online

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Excerpt: CHAPTER XXI. The MOLUCCAS TERNATE. ON the morning of the 8th of January, 1858, I arrived at Ternate, the fourth of a row of fine conical volcanic islands which shirt the west coast of the large and almost unknown n island of Gilolo. The largest and most perfectly conical mountain is Tidore, which is over four thousand Feet high Ternate being very nearly the same height, but with a more rounded and irregular summit. The town of Ternate is concealed from view till we enter between the two islands, when it is discovered stretching along the shore at the very base of the mountain. Its situation is fine, and there are grand views on every side. Close opposite is the rugged promontory and beautiful volcanic cone of Tidore; to the east is the long mountainous coast of Gilolo, terminated towards the north by a group of three lofty volcanic peaks, while immediately behind the town rises the huge mountain, sloping easily at first and covered with thick groves of fruit trees, but soon becoming steeper, and furrowed with deep gullies. Almost to the summit, whence issue perpetually faint wreaths of smoke, it is clothed with vegetation, and looks calm and beautiful, although beneath are hidden fires which occasionally burst forth in lava?streams, but more frequently make their existence known by the earthquakes which have many times devastated the town.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: The Malay Archipelago, Volume 2, 1 -- Alfred R. Wallace, 1 -- Chapter XXI. THE MOLUCCAS TERNATE, 1 -- Chapter XXII. GILOLO, 5 -- Chapter XXIII. TERNATE TO THE KAIOA ISLANDS AND BATCHIAN, 7 -- Chapter XXIV. BATCHIAN, 11 -- Chapter XXV. CERAM, GORAM, AND THE MATABELLO ISLANDS, 21 -- Chapter XXVI. BOURU, 36 -- Chapter XXVII. THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE MOLUCCAS, 40 -- Chapter XXVIII. MACASSAR TO THE ARU ISLANDS IN A NATIVE PRAU, 45 -- Chapter XXIX. THE KE ISLANDS, 50 -- Chapter XXX. THE ARU ISLANDS RESIDENCE IN DOBBO, 56 -- Chapter XXXI. THE ARU ISLANDS. JOURNEY AND RESIDENCE IN THE INTERIOR, 62 -- Chapter XXXII. THE ARU ISLANDS. SECOND RESIDENCE AT DOBBO, 76 -- Chapter XXXIII. THE ARU ISLANDS PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY AND ASPECTS OF NAT1URE. -- Chapter XXXIV. NEW GUINEA. DOREY, 84 -- Chapter XXXV. VOYAGE FROM CERAM TO WAIGIOU, 93 -- Chapter XXXVI. WAIGIOU, 98 -- Chapter XXXVII. VOYAGE FROM WAIGIOU TO TERNATE, 103 -- Chapter XXXVIII. THE BIRDS OF PARADISE, 108 -- Chapter XXXIX. THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE PAPUAN ISLANDS, 119 -- Chapter XL. THE RACES OF MAN IN THE MALAY ARCHIPELAGO, 122 -- The Malay Archipelago, Volume 2 -- i

 

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