Occasional Papers of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum of Polynesian Ethnology and Natural History, Količina 8

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Bishop Museum Press, 1923
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Stran 253 - Pisonia is a tree 15 to 30 feet high at elevations of 200-1,600 feet. It is common on the windward wet sides of islands and occurs also in Australia, the Philippines, and Polynesia. The wood is soft and almost herbaceous in character. "Logs of this tree . . . collected for wood specimens, shriveled . . . like stems of banana plants. Trunks a foot in diameter can be felled with one stroke of the axe" (18, p. 145). The dry wood is chambered from the disintegration of the softer tissues to an extent...
Stran 12 - The Jesup North Pacific Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History, of New York, was organized for the purpose of thoroughly investigating and, if possible, solving these problems.
Stran 230 - The theory that it has been disseminated by ocean currents is gratuitous, unproved, and improbable." Unfortunately, each of the above statements which underlie Cook's whole hypothesis, and which seem insufficiently substantiated, is contradicted. Guppy (6, p. 435) personally observed the germination and development of the coconut palm from drift seeds on the Fiji coasts. Furthermore on the volcanic island of Krakatau (5, p. 30...
Stran 181 - The remainder of the year was devoted to the preparation of a manuscript on the primitive material culture and archaeology of the Tongans.
Stran 17 - ... University, for study and research in Anthropology, Botany, Zoology, Geology, or Geography. These fellowships are open to men and women who have completed at least one year of graduate study at an institution of high standing; preference...
Stran 17 - FELLOWSHIPS, of $1,000 each, were established in 1920, under an agreement between The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, of Hawaii, and Yale University, for study and research in Anthropology, Botany, Zoology, Geology, or Geography.
Stran 231 - Pacific faunas were derived as has often been claimed, from waifs drifted thither on 'natural rafts' or carried by birds from the continents, such migration must have stopped as an effective factor in colonization before Tertiary times, for otherwise it seems unaccountable that all dominant Tertiary snails of the continents are absent, as with our present knowledge, they appear to be. There is small reason for believing that supposed means of mollusk transportation which have failed during the three...
Stran 176 - Hinds is engaged in the preparation of a report on the geology of the island of Kauai. Following five months' leave of absence granted for study at the University of California, Kenneth P.
Stran 166 - ... second rainy month. 5. Fakaafu-moui: Putting forth living shoots. April-May. This is a time of vigorous growth with healthy suckers and shoots appearing on many plants. The word afu applies especially to the suckers of the hiapo (paper mulberry), but is also used more widely. The fuji (plantain) and fau (Hibiscus tiliaccus) should now be planted. 6. Fakaafu-mate: Dead, dying, suckers or shoots. May-June. Suckers are now not so vigorous, and dead tops of the yams appear. 7. Hilinga-kelekele: Laying...
Stran 220 - These facts undoubtedly indicate an immense antiquity for this group of islands, or the vicinity of some very ancient land (now submerged) from which some portion of their peculiar fauna might be derived" (23, p. 326). Hillebrand (9, p. xviii), believed the difference in endemism in the islands might be related to the progressive age of the Hawaiian islands in order from east to west. Sinnott and Bailey (20, pp. 574-575) remark: "Such a high degree of endemism seems clearly to imply great antiquity.

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