If we turn to nature to test the truth of these remarks, and look at any small isolated area, such as an oceanic island, although the total number of the species inhabiting it, will be found to be small, as we shall see in our chapter on geographical distribution; yet of these species a very large proportion are endemic,--that is, have been produced there, and nowhere else.
Hence more new places will be formed, and the competition to fill them will be more severe, on a large than on a small and isolated area.
This suits everybody except the debtor as it has been a difficult thing to obtain sufficient voluntary labor to work the great isolated
farm lands of Mars, stretching as they do like narrow ribbons from pole to pole, through wild stretches peopled by wild animals and wilder men.
Then Charles returned to his isolated
abode, always alone, slow and sad, amusing himself with making the friable and moving sand creak beneath his feet.
From these facts I believe that the waders, after the innumerable web-footed species, are generally the first colonists of small isolated
There is nothing in romance, in the way of a striking "situation," which can beat this love scene in midheaven on an isolated
ice-crest with the thermometer at zero and an Artic gale blowing.
rock in question presented a spectacle of the kind, numerous dead bodies being deposited in canoes on its summit; while on poles around were trophies, or, rather, funeral offerings of trinkets, garments, baskets of roots, and other articles for the use of the deceased.
Well, at least you are better than that herd of swine in Vienna, whose gregarious grunt is, however, not more offensive than the isolated
effort of the British hog." He glared at me as the present representative of the beast.
There they were, isolated
at the top of one of the larger branches shooting out in the midst of one of those miniature forests called baobab-trees.
In the nineteenth century, and in the immediate neighborhood of a great metropolis, Anne was as absolutely isolated
from all contact with the humanity around her as if she lay in her grave.
subterraneousness of the cabin made a certain humming silence to reign there, though it was hooped round by all the roar of the elements.
Arrived at the angle of a street, he pointed to a small house, isolated
, solitary, and dismal.