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Naturevolume 81pages7273 (1909) | Download Citation



NOWHERE else in this country can the geologist find, along a coast line of only sixty miles, so many varied and magnificent cliff sections of the Cretaceous and Tertiary formations, and in no British area of equal size—a hundred and sixty square miles—can the botanist collect so many species of flowering plants, as in the “Garden Isle,” which has long been a happy hunting-ground for field naturalists. Its rich flora and fauna, conditioned largely by its diversified soil, has already been dealt with in various works, notably in Venables' “Guide to the Isle of Wight” (1860), and in the Hampshire section of the “Victoria County History” series.


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