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A Life in Shadow : Aim Bonpland in Southern South America, 18171858.

Author: Stephen Bell
Publisher: Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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French naturalist and medical doctor Aim Bonpland (17731858) was one of the most important scientific explorers of South America in the early nineteenth century. From 1799 to 1804, he worked alongside Alexander von Humboldt as the latter carried out his celebrated research in northern South America, but he later returned to conduct his own research farther south. A Life in Shadow accounts for the entire span of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Bell
ISBN: 9780804774277 0804774277
OCLC Number: 638861373
Description: 1 online resource (338 pages)
Contents: Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Return to the Americas; 2. Prisoner in Paraguay; 3. From Paraguay to Pago Largo; 4. Somber Years of Civil War; 5. The Challenges of Peace; 6. Journey's End; Conclusion; Abbreviations; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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French naturalist and medical doctor Aim Bonpland (17731858) was one of the most important scientific explorers of South America in the early nineteenth century. From 1799 to 1804, he worked alongside Alexander von Humboldt as the latter carried out his celebrated research in northern South America, but he later returned to conduct his own research farther south. A Life in Shadow accounts for the entire span of Bonpland's remarkable and diverse career in South Americain Argentina, Paraguay (where he was imprisoned for nearly a decade), Uruguay, and southernmost Brazilbased on extensive arc.

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