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The green world of the naturalists; a treasury of five centuries of natural history in South America.

Author: Victor Wolfgang Von Hagen
Publisher: New York, Greenberg [1948]
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Von Hagen, Victor Wolfgang, 1908-1985.
Green world of the naturalists.
New York : Greenberg, ©1948
(OCoLC)594695944
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Wolfgang Von Hagen
OCLC Number: 1522897
Description: xix, 392 pages 24 cm
Contents: [Pt. I. (16th Century) Green Curtain] "Of the Supposed Continent" / Pietro Martire D'Anghiera. "This New World" / Amerigo Vespucci. Selections from the Natural History / Gonzalo Fernandes De Oviedo Y Valdes. Discovery of the Orellana River [Amazon River] / Gaspar De Carvajal. "of the Animals of the New World" / Jose De Acosta --
[Pt. II. (17th Century) Curtain Rises] Of the Trees, Fruits &c. in the Isthmus of America / Lionel Wafer. Manatees, Seals, and Sea Turtles / William Dampier --
[Pt. III. (18th Century) Glimpses Under the Curtain] Description of the Country, and the trees and vegetables in the neighbourhood of Cartagena / Antonio De Ulloa. On Rubber, Quinine and Curare / Charles-Marie De La Condamine. Wild Horses of the Pampas / Felix De Azara. Cavern of the Guacharo and the Electric Eel / Alexander Von Humboldt --
[Pt. IV. (19th Century) Curtain Parts] Tierra del Fuego / Charles Robert Darwin. Voyage from Moxos to Cochabamba / Alcide Dessalines D'Orbigny. Enchanted Isles / Herman Melville. Vegetation of the Amazon Valley / Alfred Russel Wallace. Foraging, Leaf-Carrying, and White Ants / Henry Walter Bates. Voyage to the Rio Negro / Richard Spruce. Great Andes. On Cotopaxi and Illiniza --
[Pt. V. (20th Century) Behind the Green Curtain] Plains of Patagonia / William Henry Hudson. Falling Leaves / William Beebe. Sea and the Jungle / H.M. Tomlinson. Symphony of Voices / Konrad Guenther. Making of a Cayuco the Andes: a New World / Frank Michler Chapman. Guano and the Guanay / Robert Cushman Murphy. Squirrel-monkeys, Opossums, Grison, and Jaguar / Ivan T. Sanderson.
Responsibility: Selected and annotated with biographical sketches and introd. by Victor Wolfgang von Hagen.

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