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South America called them; explorations of the great naturalists: La Condamine, Humboldt, Darwin, Spruce

Author: Victor Wolfgang Von Hagen; Jay I. Kislak Reference Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: New York, A.A. Knopf, 1945.
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Von Hagen, Victor Wolfgang, 1908-1985.
South America called them.
New York, A.A. Knopf, 1945
(OCoLC)592338842
Named Person: Charles-Marie de La Condamine; Alexander von Humboldt; Charles Darwin; Richard Spruce; Charles Darwin; Alexander von Humboldt; Charles-Marie de La Condamine; Richard Spruce
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Wolfgang Von Hagen; Jay I. Kislak Reference Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 964112
Notes: "First edition."
Description: xii, 311, ix pages illustrations, plates, portraits, maps 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Charles-Marie de La Condamine: ch. 1. "Joyfull newes out of the newe founde worlde" --
ch. 2. Les grandes aplatisseurs --
ch. 3. The door to America is opened --
ch. 4. Expedition to the Equator --
ch. 5. The conquest of the heights --
ch. 6. Death and triangulation --
ch. 7. Pyramids on the moon --
ch. 8. The dark river of tragedy --
ch. 9. The triumphs of La Condamine --
pt. 2. Alexander von Humboldt: ch. 10. Humboldt's America --
ch. 11. The Llanos of Venezuela --
ch. 12. The Orinoco yields its secret --
ch. 13. The kingdom of New Granada --
ch. 14. The realm of the Quitus --
ch. 15. The ascent of Chimborazo --
ch. 16. The rediscovery of America --
pt. 3. Charles Robert Darwin: ch. 17. Erasmus Darwin's grandson --
ch. 18. The naturalists open Brazil --
ch. 19. Dictators and fossils --
ch. 20. The land of fire --
ch. 21. Chile of the crazy geography --
ch. 22. The Galápagos begets evolution --
ch. 23. "I am an author" --
pt. 4. Richard Spruce: ch. 24. Richard Spruce, Yorkshireman --
ch. 25. The great mother forest --
ch. 26. The land of the Amazons --
ch. 27. In Humboldt's country --
ch. 28. "On her Britannic majesty's service" --
ch. 29. Cinchona, the fever bark --
ch. 30. South America calling.
Responsibility: [by] Victor Wolfgang Von Hagen.

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