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THE

AMERICAN NATURALIST,

A POPULAR ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE

OF

NATURAL HISTORY.

EDITED BY

A. S. PACKARD, JR., AND F. W. PUTNAM.
E. S. MORSE AND A. HYATT, ASSOCIATE EDITORS.

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SALEM, MASS.
PEABODY ACADEMY OF SCIENCE.

1870-1871.

Entered according to Act or Congress, in the year 1870, by the

PEABODY ACADEMY OF SCIENCE, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

ESSEX INSTITUTE PRESS.

CONTENTS OF VOL. IV.

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THE PRIMEVAL MONUMENTS OF PERU COMPARED WITH THOSE IN

OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD. By Hon. E. G. Squier. Illus-

trated, . . . . . . . . . . . .

REMARKS ON SOME CURIOUS SPONGES. By Professor Joseph Leidy.

Illustrated, . . . . . . . . .

THE FRESH-WATER AQUARIUM. By Charles B. Brigham. (Con-

cluded from p. 490 of Vol. III.), . . . . . . .

A SKETCH OF THE TRUCKEE AND HUMBOLDT VALLEYS. By W. W.

Bailey, . . . . . . . . . . . .

THE SEA OTTERS. By Capt. C. M. Scammon, .

FALCONRY. By William Wood, M.D., . .
CERTAIN PARASITIC INSECTS. Illustrated; with a plate. By Dr.

A. S. Packard, jr., . . . . . . . . . . .

NOTES ON FRESH-WATER FISHES OF NEW JERSEY. Illustrated. By

Charles C. Abbott, M.D., . . . . . . . .

THE INDIANS OF CALIFORNIA. Illustrated. By Edward E. Chever, 129

THE TIME OF THE MAMMOTHS. By Professor N. S. Shaler, . 148

THE MOLLUSKS OF OUR CELLARS. Illustrated. By W. G. Binney, 166

THE SURFACE GEOLOGY OF THE BASIN OF THE GREAT LAKES AND

THE VALLEY OF THE MISSISSIPPI. By Professor J. S. Newberry, 193

OUR NATIVE TREES AND SHrubs. By Rev. J. W. Chickering, jr., 214

A WINTER'S DAY IN THE YUKON TERRITORY. By W. H. Dall, . 218

A FEW WORDS ABOUT Moths. With a Plate. By Dr. A. S.

Packard, jr., , .

225

THE Horse Foot Crab. With a Plate. By Rev. S. Lockwood,

| Ph.D., . . . . . . . . . . . . 257

THE SEA-WEEDS AT HOME AND ABROAD. Illustrated. By John L.

Russell, . . . . . . . . . . . . 274

FOOT-NOTES FROM A PAGE OF SAND. By Dr. Elliott Coues, U.S.A., 297

THE LYRE BIRD. Illustrated. By Miss Grace Anna Lewis, . . 321

MUSSEL CLIMBING. Illustrated. By Rev. S. Lockwood, Ph.D., . 331

FLOWERLESS PLANTS. By Dr. A. Kellogg, . . . . . 337

VARIATIONS OF SPECIES. By A. H. Curtis, . .

352

A STROLL ALONG THE BEACH OF LAKE MICHIGAN. By Professor

W. J. Beal, . . .

356

MUD-LOVING FISHES. Illustrated. By Charles C. Abbott, M.D., 385

VARIATIONS IN NATURE. By Thomas Meehan, . . . . 392

OBSERVATIONS ON THE FAUNA OF THE SOUTHERN ALLEGHANIES.

By Professor E. D. Cope, . . . . . . . . 392

ON THE DEEP-WATER FAUNA OF LAKE MICHIGAN. By Dr. William

Stimpson, . . . . . . . . . . . 403

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