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A life in shadow : Aimé Bonpland in southern South America, 1817-1858

Author: Stephen Bell
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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French naturalist and medical doctor Aim Bonpland (1773-1858) 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: History
Biography
Named Person: Aimé Bonpland; Aimé Bonpland; Aimé Bonpland
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Bell
ISBN: 9780804752602 0804752605
OCLC Number: 474872570
Description: xii, pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Return to the Americas --
Prisoner in Paraguay --
From Paraguay to Pago Largo --
Somber years of civil war --
The challenges of peace --
Journey's end.
Responsibility: Stephen Bell.
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French naturalist and medical doctor Aime Bonpland (1773-1858) was one of the most important scientific explorers of South America in the early nineteenth century. This title presents Bonpland's  Read more...

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