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A Voyage up the River Amazon
Including a Residence at Pará


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Latin American Studies

  • Date Published: May 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108011969

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  • William H. Edwards (1822–1909) was an American entomologist and naturalist whose work made a significant contribution to scientific study. First published in 1847, this is Edwards' personal account of his famous expedition to the Amazon basin. It relates his voyage from New York, short residence in the city of Pará and exploration of the local jungle. An expert observer, Edwards describes in fascinating detail the animals, plants and geography of the region, communicating his delight at each discovery. Highlights of the volume include vivid depictions of encounters with anacondas and electric eels, exotic fruits and birds, and observations on the customs of the local Portuguese and native populations. Intended for use by both the naturalist and the general reader, this book will captivate anyone interested in the history of travel and exploration, as well as the development of scientific study in the tropics.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108011969
    • length: 224 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.29kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Leave New York for Pará
    2. Morning view of the harbour and city
    3. Founding of Pará
    4. Licence of residence
    5. Leave Pará for the rice-mills
    6. Start for Caripé
    7. Leave for Taüaü
    8. Leave Pará for Vigia
    9. First discovery of the Amazon by Pinzon
    10. Preparations for ascending the Amazon
    11. Arrive at Gurupá
    12. The Amazon thus far
    13. Leave Villa Nova
    14. Fourth of July at Serpa
    15. Rio Negro at Barra
    16. A new river
    17. Prepare to leave Barra
    18. Arrive at Santarem
    19. Our Lady of Nazareth
    20. Leave Pará for Marajo
    21. Description of Marajo
    22. Want of emigrants and labourers.

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    William H. Edwards

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