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Wandering in Patagonia

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Wanderings in Patagonia is an account of Julius Beerbohm's expedition to Patagonia in 1877. He vividly describes the natural history and geography of the country which he labelled "the last of nature's works." Beerbohm travels across deserts and through jungles with the native Indians, the people Ferdinand Magellan came upon in 1520 when he discovered the country. Magellan and his crew described seeing giants nine feet tall, with huge feet. Beerbohm details a trek through this notoriously hostile terrain and overcomes snowstorms and mutiny, survives a flood and encounters "ostrich" hunters, puma, and swans. Littered with literary quotes and historical references and parallels, this book is written in an engaging style and brings to life this little-known part of South America.

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In 1877, Beerbolm, a 23-year-old engineer, traveled from Port Desire to Santa Cruz, and recounts his experience with the land and with the Tehuelche Indians--described from shipboard by Magellan's crew in 1520 as giants--who hunted rheas, which Beerholm mistook for ostriches. The personal memoir has neither index nor bibliography. Distributed in the US by Trafalgar Square.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

In 1877, Beerbolm, a 23-year-old engineer, traveled from Port Desire to Santa Cruz, and recounts his experience with the land and with the Tehuelche Indians--described from shipboard by Magellan's crew in 1520 as giants--who hunted rheas, which Beerholm mistook for ostriches. The personal memoir has neither index nor bibliography. Distributed in the US by Trafalgar Square. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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An account of Beerbohm's expedition to Patagonia in 1877. Littered with literary quotes, and historical references, this book is written in an engaging style and brings to life this little-known part of South America.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781845880620
Author:
Beerbohm, Julius
Publisher:
Nonsuch Publishing
Author:
Beerbohm, Julias
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
South America - General
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
TRAVEL / South America
Subject:
South America
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Travellers, Explorers and Pioneers
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.00x6.10x.60 in. .55 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » General
History and Social Science » World History » South America
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General
Travel » South America » General
Travel » Travel Writing » General
Travel » Travel Writing » Latin America

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"Synopsis" by , An account of Beerbohm's expedition to Patagonia in 1877. Littered with literary quotes, and historical references, this book is written in an engaging style and brings to life this little-known part of South America.
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