An Account of the Fishes Found in the River Ganges and Its Branches

An Account of the Fishes Found in the River Ganges and Its Branches

AN ACCOUNT OF THE FISHES FOUND IN THE RIVER GANGES AND ITS BRANCHES . BY FRANCIS HAMILTON , ( FORMERLY BUCHANAN , ) M.D. FELLOW OF THE ROYAL SOCIETIES OF LONDON AND EDINBURGH ; THE SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES , AND OF THE LINNÆAN SOCIETY OF ...

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Excerpt from An Account of the Fishes Found in the River Ganges and Its Branches In this work I have described the Fishes found in the Ganges and its tributary streams. Notwithstanding the great variety of species here mentioned, I am persuaded, that the list is far from being complete. For the two last years, indeed, of my stay in India, and while engaged in countries remote from the sea, I met with but few species that I had not before described; but, previous to my departure for Europe, on returning to the vicinity of the numerous and large estuaries by which this enormous river enters the sea, I daily met with species which I had never before seen. Besides, it is probable, that, in the Alpine sources of the Ganges and its branches, there are a good many species which are not to be found in the rivers of the plains, nor in the torrents among the puny hills of the south. During a year's residence, however, near the capital of Nepal, I observed few species that I had not previously seen; but fishing is not a favourite art among the people of that country, so that my opportunities of investigation were not great. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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