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Paleornithology of st. Helena Island, South Atlantic Ocean.

Smithsonian Institution

Paleornithology of st. Helena Island, South Atlantic Ocean.

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Published by s.n in S.l .
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SeriesSmithsonian contributions to paleobiology -- 23
ContributionsOlson, S.L.
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Open LibraryOL21711634M


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Paleornithology of st. Helena Island, South Atlantic Ocean by Smithsonian Institution Download PDF EPUB FB2

The present avifauna of St. Helena is a very depauperate one, many species of birds having been extirpated since man's discovery of the island in The great extent of this extinction was confirmed by a study of over specimens of fossil and subfossil bird bones, representing 21 species, collected from rich deposits on the island.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Paleornithology of St. Helena Island, South Atlantic Ocean by Storrs L.

Olson,Smithsonian Institution Press; [for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Paleornithology of st. Helena Island. Print. Off.] edition, in EnglishCited by: Olson, Storrs L. Paleornithology of St. Helena Island, South Atlantic Ocean. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology, num 49 pages, 10 figures, 6 plates, 8 tables, —The present avifauna of St.

Helena is a very depauper­ ate one, many species of birds having been extirpated since man's discovery of the island in Get this from a library. Paleornithology of St. Helena Island, South Atlantic Ocean. [Storrs L Olson] -- The present avifauna of St. Helena is a very depauperate one, many species of birds having been extirpated since man's discovery of the island in The great extent of this extinction was.

Journeying to St Helena, in the South Atlantic is one of the last, true voyages available. Although the building of an airport is well underway, now the only way to visit is by ship.

The 10 day voyage aboard the RMS St Helena is a large part of the attraction. Arriving by sea harks back to the golden age of exploration, and it was with a great deal of anticipation that I finally stepped ashore. Saint Helena, island and British overseas territory in the South Atlantic Ocean.

It lies about 1, miles (1, km) west of the southwestern coast of Africa. Helena has a maximum length (southwest-northeast) of miles (17 km) and a maximum breadth of miles (10 km). The capital and. The faintest flourish of green on the big blue canvas of the Atlantic Ocean, St Helena is one of our planet’s truly lonely lands.

But for intrepid travellers that’s part of its eccentric charm. Napoleon Bonaparte spent his last days here in grumpy exile, but modern visitors.

Just about everything you read about St Helena begins with some variation of this: St Helena is situated at a latitude 15° 55’ south and longitude 5° 45’ west in the South Atlantic Ocean. The island is volcanic in origin and almost everywhere rugged and mountainous, rising to a peak of m high.

‘St Helena: A Physical, Historical and Topographical Description of the Island, including the Geology, Fauna, Flora and Meteorology’, by John Melliss, published inSouth Atlantic Media Services Ltd (SAMS)retrieved December Bruce Peters Simon Ashley Yon Dion Yon Adolph Northen, Earth Observatory, taken .