V. K. La Mer, S. Korman
1936 Science  
caught in the calm "eye" of a hurricane are carried out of normal bounds not so much by the force of the wind as by their constant avoidance of the stronger air currents, so that they are constantly turned back toward the quieter center of a cyclonic storm and thus inevitably are carried along in its track. An interesting feature is an imaginary journey in which the reader is taken completely around South America, visiting each of the isolated rocks and island groups as f a r east a~ Ascension
more » ... nd Gough Island, south to the Falklands and South Georgia and west to the Galapagos. Each of these is described and its seabirds are listed while the accompanying maps, inserted as text-figures, show very clearly the outlines and something of the topography of these important nesting areas. The major part of the work is devoted to a detailed account of the many seabirds, 183 species and subspecies in all, that occur in the South American sector. These include members of sixteen families, reprwenting five orders (the penguins, petrels and albatrosses, the pelicans and their allies, sundry shorebirds and ducks). The nomenclature of each species is reviewed, its plumages are described, and the known facts relative to its distribution and habits are given. A vast
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