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Explorers of the Amazon

Author: Anthony Smith
Publisher: London, England ; New York, N.Y. : Viking, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Maps on lining papers. Recounts the stories of men and women drawn to investigate the unknown interior of the South American continent.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Anthony, 1926-
Explorers of the Amazon.
London, England ; New York, N.Y. : Viking, 1990
(OCoLC)644053509
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Smith
ISBN: 0670813109 9780670813100
OCLC Number: 20720333
Notes: Maps on lining papers.
Description: vii, 344 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Pedro Cabral / stumbling upon Brazil --
Francisco de Orellana / First Down the Amazon --
Lope de Aguirre / Who killed even his dream --
Pedro de Teixeira / making the Amazon Portuguese --
Charles Marie de la Condamine / equatorial scientist --
Monsieur and Madame Godin / and their separation --
Baron von Humboldt / inspiration to the world --
Spruce and Wickham / collectors extraordinary --
Julio Arana / King of the Putumayo --
postscript.
Responsibility: Anthony Smith.

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The Amazon is the world's largest river, and this volume tells of the many adventurers who have travelled into the Amazon Basin. The tales include those of conquistadores, the first scientists and  Read more...

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