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Bypart" as on vast continents.

The idea of insularity had not then been elaborated; it was, undoubtedly, the naturalists who evolved it; the forerunners of our contemporary anthropogeographers learnt it from them and from the great travellers of the eighteenth century who endowed the scientific world, so to speak, with the whole Pacific universe and its hundreds of strange and varied islands. The heritage transmitted by them has been only too religiously fostered and preserved.