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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:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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French naturalist and medical doctor Aimé 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. This book accounts for the entire span of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bell, Stephen, 1956-
Life in shadow.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009050492
(OCoLC)474872570
Named Person: Aimé Bonpland; Aimé Bonpland; Aimé Bonpland
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Bell
ISBN: 9780804774277 0804774277
OCLC Number: 648759634
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 320 pages) : illustrations, map
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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