How to use Tropics in a sentence
It lies wholly within the tropics, though its more elevated districts enjoy a temperate climate.
It was just within the tropics, and was situated in a well-watered and beautiful country.
The tropics eventually became, what they are now, great areas of preservation.
Even Pinus has found the task of crossing the tropics insuperable.
The maritime discoveries and surveys of that age of great discoveries were laid down upon so-called " plane-charts," that is, charts having merely equidistant parallels indicated upon them, together with the equator, the tropics and polar FIG.Advertisement
They are distributed throughout the world, but are most abundant in the tropics and the warmer parts of the temperate zones; within these limits the largest forms occur.
The country lies wholly within the tropics.
Through the tropics there are large areas of land, but they are separated by wide expanses of ocean.
The above description applies to all European and North American tadpoles, and to the great majority of those known from the tropics.
If we add to the latter figure the families which are widely dispersed, we find that the tropics possess 161 or almost exactly two-thirds of the large groups comprised in the worlds vegetation.Advertisement
The existing genera include Anas, Aquila, Bubo, Columba, Cypselus, Lanius, Picus, Phalacrocorax, Sula, &c. Very interesting is the fact that Serpentarius, Psittacus and Trogon are amongst this list of birds, which are now restricted to the tropics.
The so-called water cabbage (Pistia Stratiotes) is a floating plant widely distributed in the tropics, and consisting of rosettes of broadish leaves several inches across and a tuft of roots hanging in the water.
Waves and tidal currents produce their full effects in that region, and in high latitudes the effect of transport of materials by ice is very important; while in the warm water of the tropics the reefbuilding animals and plants (corals and calcareous algae) carry on their work most effectively there.
The species are both largest and most numerous in the tropics, and reach their greatest development in the Malay countries.
It takes a comprehensive view of all the plants which cover the earth, from the minutest organism, only visible by the aid of the microscope, to the most gigantic productions of the tropics.Advertisement
Above Yale, in the drier part of the Fraser valley, the absence of rain results in the same character of flora, while in the rainy districts of the lower Fraser the vegetation is so luxuriant that it resembles that of the tropics.
The ordinary bread sold in Great Britain represents, for example, produce of nearly every country in the world outside the tropics.
Geranium is the most widely distributed genus; it has 160 species and is spread over all temperate regions with a few species in the tropics.
The descriptions of South American scenery in Westward Ho!, of the Egyptian desert in Hypatia, of the North Devon scenery in Two Years Ago, are among the most brilliant pieces of wordpainting in English prose-writing; and the American scenery is even more vividly and more truthfully described when he had seen it only by the eye of his imagination than in his work At Last, which was written after he had visited the tropics.
Character- As every one knows, the valley of the Nile outside of Istics of the tropics is practically devoid of rainfall.Advertisement
The country lies wholly within the tropics and has a characteristic tropical climate.
Climate.Part of Upper Egypt is within the tropics, but the greater part of the country is north of the Tropic of Cancer.
The "stingless" bees (Trigona) of the tropics have the parts of the sting reduced and useless for piercing.
It can be grown in the tropics from the level of the sea to a height equal to that of the Pyrenees and in the south and middle of Europe, but it cannot be grown in England with any chance of profit, except perhaps as fodder.
Within the boundaries of India almost any extreme of climate that is known to the tropics or the temperate zone can be found.Advertisement
Many of the roots and vegetables of Europe have been introduced, as well as some of those peculiar to the tropics, including maize, millet, yams, manioc, dhol, gram, &c. Small quantities of tea, rice and sago, have been grown, as well as many of the spices (cloves, nutmeg, ginger, pepper and allspice),' and also cotton, indigo, betel, camphor, turmeric and vanilla.
The natives were allowed to live the indolent life of the tropics.
These crowd at certain seasons in innumerable multitude to certain islands within the tropics, where they breed, and the wonderful assemblage known as " wideawake fair" on the island of Ascension has been more or less fully described from very ancient times.
But we have the same phenomenon in single varieties of man, such as the American, which inhabits alike the frozen wastes of Hudson's Bay and Tierra del Fuego, and the hottest regions of the tropics, - the low equatorial valleys and the lofty plateaux of the Andes.
Thus the English, who cannot give up animal food and spirituous liquors, are less able to sustain the heat of the tropics than the more sober Spaniards and Portuguese.
The best examples of partial or complete acclimatization are to be found where European races have permanently settled in the tropics, and have maintained themselves for several generations.
It is maintained that one or other of these mixtures is absolutely necessary to enable Europeans to continue long to flourish in the tropics.
Although we have here nothing to do with mixed races, yet the want of fertility in these has been often taken to be a fact inherent in the mongrel race, and has been also sometimes held to prove that neither the European nor his half-bred offspring can maintain themselves in the tropics.
The observations of Spruce are of themselves almost conclusive as to the possibility of Europeans becoming acclimatized in the tropics; and if it is objected that this evidence applies only to the dark-haired southern races, we are fortunately able to point to facts, almost equally well authenticated and conclusive, in the case of one of the typical Germanic races.
In the variety, size and density of their growth these forests remind one of the tropics.
This, added to the elevation of the land, makes the climate in general dry, bracing and suitable for Europeans, notwithstanding that the northern part is within the tropics.
Vast profits were derived from the import trade in the innumerable products of the tropics, of which Portugal was the sole purveyor in Europe.
Lying wholly within the tropics, these mountain masses form one of the most interesting as well as one of the most imposing and difficult regions of the world.
Above this is the region of eternal snow, an Arctic zone within the tropics.
Still farther removed are the bamboos of the tropics, the columnar stems of which reach to the height of forest trees.
Many are savanna grasses, in various parts of the tropics, for instance the large genus Andropogon, Elionurus and others.
Elionurus, a widespread savanna grass in tropical and subtropical America, and also in the tropics of the old world, is rejected by cattle probably on account of its aromatic character, the spikelets having a strong balsam-like smell.
Calamagrostis and Deyeuxia are tall, often reed-like grasses, occurring throughout the temperate and arctic zones and upon high mountains in the tropics.
The country lies wholly within the tropics, but its nearness to the equator is counterbalanced by the elevation of the land.
Stick-insects are intolerant of cold, and attain their largest size and greatest profusion of species in the tropics, one West African species, Palophus centaurus, reaching a length of 9 in.
The large extent of ocean is primarily responsible for the lower temperature of the air in places south of the tropics compared with that experienced in countries in the same latitude north of the equator.
As the tropics are approached, even in mountain districts, the irregularities become greater, and occasionally the rainy season is entirely absent for a single year, though the mean rainfall is considerable.
His later publications included The Control of the Tropics (1898) and Principles of Western Civilization (1902).
The geographical range of each species is generally more or less restricted, usually according to climate, as they are mostly inhabitants either of the Arctic or Antarctic seas and adjacent temperate regions, few being found within the tropics.
This contains the single genus Matonia, two species of which are known from the eastern tropics.
Many of the species inhabit situations in which the air is constantly moist, especially in the tropics; some are terrestrial; others, some of which are very minute, are epiphytic on tree-stems. A single solid central cylinder is found in the rhizome.
In the high interior the climate resembles that of the temperate zones, although six-sevenths of the island are within the tropics; there is no intense heat, and it is quite cold, occasionally touching freezing point, during the nights of the cool season.
Lying almost entirely within the tropics, and equally to north and south of the equator, Africa does not show excessive variations of temperature.
It is therefore greatest of all near the equator, where the sun is twice vertical, and less in the direction of both tropics.
The two distinct rainy seasons of the equatorial zone, where the sun is vertical at half-yearly intervals, become gradually merged into one in the direction of the tropics, where the sun is overhead but once.
Cicadas are particularly abundant in the tropics, where the largest forms are found.
He is credited by Ptolemy and his commentator Theon with having found the distance between the tropics to be ---j rds.
Lying within the tropics and with an average elevation of not more than 1500 to 2000 ft.
The country lies wholly within the tropics, and as the greater part of it is far removed from the ocean and less than 1500 ft.
In the tropics, where the ecliptic is nearly perpendicular to the horizon, it may be seen after the end of twilight on every clear evening, and before ' Schlegel, Ur.
From the description given of the zodiacal band and the Gegenschein, it is clear that these objects should be best seen at the highest elevation, especially within the tropics.
This plane must be near, but not coincident with, that of the ecliptic. It has therefore a node and a certain inclination to the ecliptic. The determination of these elements requires that, at some point within the tropics where the atmosphere is clear, observations of the position of the axis of the light among the stars should be made from time to time through an entire year.
But in a few European and North American species, and in a great many inhabitants of the tropics, the egg is large and a considerable portion of it persists for a long time as a yolk-sac. Although the segmentation is always complete, it is very irregular in these types, some of which make a distinct approach to the meroblastic egg.
A world record 230 miles of free-standing scaffolding poles were used at the construction stage of the humid tropics biome.
The garden will be placed in Eden's new dry tropics biome, due to be built in 2007.
Visibly dirty recreational water in pools, lakes and rivers especially in the tropics should be avoided.
In climates and regions removed from the tropics only the exceedingly industrious survived.
I have investigated the modulation by the quasi-biennial oscillation of the tropical winds of the isentropic mixing in the tropics and subtropics.
Similarly, more longwave radiation is emitted to space in the tropics than at high latitudes.
Regions located near the tropics or in the mountainous regions located near the tropics or in the mountainous regions are endowed with a temperate climate.
In the western hemisphere they range along the Mexican highlands and the Andes far into the tropics, while in the Old World the genus, well represented in the Himalayas and the hills of China, exists likewise in the peninsula of Malacca, in the Indian Archipelago and Malaya to the Philippine Islands and Borneo.
If mountains serve as barriers which arrest the migration of the vegetation at their base, their upper levels and summits afford lines of communication by which the floras of colder regions In the northern hemisphere can obtain a southern extension even across the tropics.
The more extreme climates of arid regions on the margins of the tropics, by the unpredictable succession of droughts and floods, confound the prevision of uninstructed people, and make prudence and industry qualities too uncertain in their results to be worth cultivating.
In the north it is influenced, of course, by its proximity to Papuasia, whence there is a considerable admixture of genera which do not proceed beyond the tropics, and of these Casuarius is a striking example.
Under normal conditions in warm climates many of the species are perennials, but, in the United States for example, climatic conditions necessitate the plants being renewed annually, and even in the tropics it is often found advisable to treat them as annuals to ensure the production of cotton of the best quality, to facilitate cultural operations, and to keep insect and fungoid pests in check.
The foot-gear in the tropics was the sandal, and, passing northward, the moccasin, becoming the long boot in the Arctic. Trousers and the blouse were known only among the Eskimo, and it is difficult to say how much these have been modified by contact.
Regions located near the tropics or in the mountainous regions are endowed with a temperate climate.
The temperature and salinity differences between the deep water in the Arctic and the warmer tropics drive a southward flow of deep water.
From the tropics, to the frigid climes, gardening centers are offering more choices to tantalize even the most conservative taste.
This drink will take you to the tropics, even if you're enjoying it in your own backyard.
Ginger is a creeping perennial that originated in the tropics.
British colonial furniture is typified by hard, tropical woods, such as mahogany, teak, and ebony, which will withstand the humidity of the tropics.
Nobody wants to hear the words cyclones, but virtually anywhere in the tropics can experience one of these storms.
A beach cake is the obvious choice for a destination wedding in the tropics, but it's also fun to stand the idea on its head and use the tropical wedding cake for a winter ceremony in a chilly climate.
When the cold winds blow and snow begins to come down, how lovely it will be to recall the warmth of the tropics with a master or guest bedroom done in rich tropical colors and patterns.
If you are going to put together a look of the tropics for a bedroom right now, look for sheets with higher thread counts.
From sailboats and lighthouses to lobsters and clams, elements that are commonly seen along the coasts and tropics convey a strong, vivacious and forward mood.
Finally, before embarking on your dream cruise to the tropics, don't forget to pack your patience.
Coral Tree (Erythrina) - These beautiful trees are pretty general through the tropics.
Wigandia - Fine-leaved plants of the tropics, which succeed in the open air in summer in a few warm southern gardens.
In addition to natural wood, however, bright colors also conjure up the feel of the tropics.
A palm tree necklace is a delicate touch of the tropics that can be added to any wardrobe for a unique and beautiful accent.
If you want a touch of the tropics but don't care for palm tree designs, there are many other fun options to choose from.
A palm tree necklace can add a glittering touch of the tropics to your jewelry wardrobe.
Even if you live in the tropics, chances are you need a waterproof jacket for the rainy season.
Each family-friendly water park is designed to make visitors feel as though they have been transported to the tropics.
Cruisin' The Tropics - Held each year in March, this event draws visitors from all over the world.
Patients who have very mild cases of shigellosis may improve without any antibiotic therapy; therefore, these drugs are indicated only for treatment of moderate or severe disease, as found in the tropics.
Palm tree and floral prints bring the tropics to mind, but other prints and fabrics can be far more unusual and exciting.
What other image evokes thoughts of the tropics like a beautiful woman walking across the sands with her pareo draped across her hips?
If you're attending a summer wedding in the tropics, consider a more formal look, like a long sundress with spaghetti straps.
Serve food that reminds people of the tropics and summer.
A grass skirt brings to mind the sound of surf, the warm breezes of the tropics, and time spent dancing the hula.
In contrast, the Tropics exhibit is an elaborate indoor rainforest complete with tropical plants and waterfalls, and it is home to a range of rainforest primates and tropical birds.
The two escaped to the tropics to celebrate their closeness, but sadly for Greenlee, she discovered that Leo was funding their tryst with her ransom money.
While roses are perhaps the most common form of flora in tattoos, Hawaiian flowers run a close second amongst those who favors the tropics over the timeless beauty of a rose.
If you're about to show your love for the tropics with a Hawaiian tattoo, chances are good you already spend plenty of time enjoying the sunshine and the great outdoors.
Throughout the world, the Tropics have been known for their amazing backdrop of sand and surf.
Carnauba comes from the palm tree, which produces a waxy buildup on its leaves to help protect itself from the sweltering sun of the tropics.
Though both serve as introductions to these areas of the world, they are really just the tip of the iceberg (I know…funny analogy when we're talking about the tropics!).
Anthericum and Chlorophytum, herbs with radical often grass-like leaves and scapes bearing a more or less branched inflorescence of small generally white flowers, are widely spread in the tropics.
The best known vulture is the common urubu (Cathartes foetens, Illig), which is the universal scavenger of the tropics.
The number of species and individuals steadily decreases in the cooler temperate zones, whilst it reaches its maximum in the tropics.
A frame naturally slight had been further attenuated by rigorous habits of temperance, and thus rendered proof against the diseases of the tropics.
It will be seen that nearly all the colonies and protectorates lie within the tropics.
The plains and steppes already described lie either within or close to the tropics.
Fruit-pigeons are an effective means of transport in the tropics by the undigested seeds which they void in their excrement.
While the tropics preserve for us what remains of the preTertiary or, at the latest, Eocene vegetation of the earth, which formerly had a much wider extension, the flora of the North Temperate region is often described as the survival of the Miocene.
The ancient broad-leaved Gymnosperm Gnetum has a few surviving species scattered through the tropics of both worlds, one reaching Polynesia.
The Australian flora has extensions at high levels in the tropics; such exists on Kinabalu in Borneo under the equator.
The yellow type is capable of a higher culture, cherishes higher religious beliefs, and inhabits as a rule the temperate zone, although extending to the tropics on one side and to the arctic regions on the other.
It is a continuation of the great Arctogaea into the tropics.
In the tropics "no European house should be located nearer to a native village than half a mile" (Manson), and, since children are almost universally infected, "the presence of young natives in the house should be absolutely interdicted" (Manson).
Liparis is a large genus widely distributed in the tropics.
This diminution of pressure, which continues as the heat increases till it reaches its maximum in July soon after the solstice, is followed by the corresponding development of the south-west monsoon; and as the barometric pressure is gradually restored, and becomes equalized within the tropics soon after the equinox in October, with the general fall of temperature north of the equator, the south-west winds fall off, and are succeeded by a north-east monsoon, which is developed during the winter months by the relatively greater atmospheric pressure which then occurs over Asia, as compared with the equatorial region.
Nevertheless, during his last voyage he enjoyed excellent health even in the tropics, and seemed less depressed than his associates, Bertrand, Gourgaud, Las Cases and Montholon.
In the tropics the essential requirements are very similar, but there the dry season checks production in much the same way as do the frosts in temperate climates.
The Ampullaridae are confined to the tropics.
The order contains about 250 species, chiefly natives of the north temperate zone and the mountains of the tropics.
In the future this washing of " wild " rubber may be conducted in the tropics, thus furnishing the manufacturer with rubber which, like " plantation " rubber, need not be subjected to this process in the factory.
They inhabit chiefly the northern seas, but many abyssal forms occur between the tropics and in the southern parts of the Atlantic and Pacific. They are represented in British waters by eight genera, and about twenty species, only one of which, the burbot (Lola vulgaris), is an inhabitant of fresh waters.
In the tropics, as well as in Europe, such methods and such researches threw new light upon the causes and paths of the terrible infections of these climates.
The sugar-cane is widely cultivated in the tropics and some sub-tropical countries, but is not known as a wild plant.
In the case of filariasis due to Filaria bancrofti, which is common throughout the Tropics, the embryos of the parasite are disseminated by various Culicinae and Anophelinae (Culex pipiens in Queensland; C. fatigans in the West Indies; Myzomyia rossii in India; Pyretophorus costalis in a large portion of tropical Africa; &c.).
Six or seven species of mosquitoes are also the intermediate hosts of Filaria immitis, which infests the right auricle and pulmonary artery of the dog, and occurs throughout the tropics, in southern Europe, the United States of America, and elsewhere.
European plants and animals were introduced into Hispaniola and Cuba, and sugar plantations were set up. But the main object of the Spaniards, who could not labour in the tropics even if they had wished to do so, was always gold, to be won by slave labour.
The hammock was universal in the tropics, and chairs of wood or stone.
Scattered as are the colonies and dependencies over the world, the date found most suitable for the inquiry in the mother country and the temperate regions of the north is the opposite in the tropics and inconvenient at the antipodes.
The home of the vast majority of parrot-forms is unquestionably within the tropics, but the popular belief that parrots are tropical birds only is a great mistake.
As we approach the tropics, the variety of forms and the number of individuals increase, the most specialized and developed forms, and also the most degraded, being found in the tropics.
The agricultural resources of Mexico are large and unusually varied, as they comprise some of the cereals and other food products of the temperate zone, and most of the leading products of the tropics.
Though in great part within the tropics, the heat is counteracted by the dryness of the air.
The chief conclusions of astronomers concerning the .spherical figure and dimensions of the earth, its relation to the heavenly bodies, and the great circles of the globe - the equator, the ecliptic and the tropics - were considered as well established.
That the north temperate regions appear richest in fungi may be due only to the fact that North America and Europe have been much more thoroughly investigated than other countries; it is certain that the tropics are the home of very numerous species.
Again, the accuracy of the statement that the fleshy Agaricini, Polyporei, Pezizae, &c., are relatively rarer in the tropics may depend on the fact that they are more difficult to collect and remit for identification than the abundantly recorded woody and coriaceous forms of these regions.
The white breeds are liable to sun-scald, and black pigs (like black men) are much better adapted than white to exposure in strong sunlight, conforming to the rule that animals in the tropics have black skins.
The tropics of Cancer and Capricorn cut off with surprising precision (the latter somewhat less so) the tropical from the north and south temperate zones..
In some parts of southern Brazil the fruits and vegetables of the temperate zone do well, but within the tropics they thrive well only at a considerable elevation above sea-level.
The elevation of Johannesburg makes it, despite its nearness to the tropics, a healthy place for European habitation.
Arboreal species include the well-known opossums (Phalanger); the extraordinary tree-kangaroo of the Queensland tropics; the flying squirrel, which expands a membrane between the legs and arms, and by its aid makes long sailing jumps from tree to tree; and the native bear (Phascolarctos), an animal with no affinities to the bear, and having a long soft fur and no tail.
So large a portion of the Ethiopian subregion lies between the tropics that no surprise need be expressed at the richness of its fauna relatively to that of the last two subregions we have considered.
The well-known "fire-flies" of the tropics are large click-beetles (Elateridae), that emit light from paired spots on the prothorax and from the base of the ventral abdominal region.
But while some large families, such as the Staphylinidae (rove-beetles) are especially abundant on the great northern continents, becoming scarcer in the tropics, others, the Cicindelidae (tiger-beetles), for example, are most strongly represented in the warmer regions of the earth, and become scarce as the collector journeys far to south or north.