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" I have been here but a short time, halfa day; yet if there were any I couldn't have failed to see them. . . . There were dogs that never barked. . . . All the trees were as different from ours as day from night, and so the fruits, the herbage, the rocks. "
The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492 - Страница 4
написао/ла Alfred W. Crosby - 2003 - 283 страница
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Germs, Seeds & Animals: Studies in Ecological History

Alfred W. Crosby - 1993
...thus Australia's biota is very different from EurasiaAfrica's. Columbus wrote of the West Indies that the trees were "as different from ours as day from night, and so the fruits, the herbage." He was so surprised by the differences in the plants, and animals too, that he even claimed the rocks...
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Events that Changed America Through the Seventeenth Century

John Findling - 2000 - 193 страница
...countryside. Soon after his arrival in the New World, Columbus observed that "all the trees were so different from ours as day from night, and so the fruits, the herbage, the rocks, and all things." Within decades, America contained much of what Columbus believed it lacked. Like the first...
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American Colonies

Alan Taylor - 2002 - 526 страница
...fauna, and human cultures found in the Americas. In the West Indies, Christopher Columbus marveled, "All the trees were as different from ours as day...and so the fruits, the herbage, the rocks, and all things." Subsequent explorers recognized the obvious: that the Americas constituted a distinctive,...
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