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The Travels and Researches of Alexander von Humboldt
Being a Condensed Narrative of his Journeys in the Equinoctial Regions of America, and in Asiatic Russia; Together with Analyses of his More Important Investigations

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  • Date Published: September 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108004626

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  • In 1832, William MacGillivray published this abridged version of the explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt's Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent During the Years 1799–1804, which had appeared in a seven-volume English translation between 1814 and 1829. MacGillivray's edition, intended for the general public, also includes Humboldt's accounts of his explorations of the Ural Mountains and Caspian Sea. Humboldt became a major figure in physical geography as a result of his arduous five-year trip to explore Central and South America. This book offers a brief biographical sketch of the scientist and covers his exciting journeys from the Island of Tenerife across the Atlantic Ocean to Caracas, and up the Orinoco River by canoe. Humboldt fights mosquitoes in dense rain forests and climbs Andean peaks in Peru without mountain gear, taking detailed notes at every stage.

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    • Date Published: September 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108004626
    • length: 432 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introduction
    2. Voyage from Corunna to Tenerife
    3. Island of Tenerife
    4. Passage from Tenerife to Cumana
    5. Cumana
    6. Residence at Cumana
    7. Missions of the Chaymas
    8. Excursion continued, and return to Cumana
    9. Indians of New Andalusia
    10. Residence at Cumana
    11. Voyage from Cumana to Guayra
    12. City of Caraccas and surrounding district
    13. Earthquakes of Caraccas
    14. Journey from Craccas to the lake of Valencia
    15. Journey across the Llanos, from Aragua to San Fernando
    16. Voyage down the Rio Apure
    17. Voyage up the Orinoco
    18. Voyage up the Orinoco continued
    19. Route from Esmerelda to Angostura
    20. Journey across the Llanos to New Barcelona
    21. Passage to Havanna, and residence in Cuba
    22. Voyage from Cuba to Carthagena
    23. Brief account of the journey from Carthagena to Quito and Mexico
    24. Description of New Spain or Mexico
    25. Statistical account of New Spain continued
    26. Mines of New Spain
    27. Passage from Vera Cruz to Cuba and Philadelphia, and voyage to Europe
    28. Journey to Asia.

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    William MacGillivray

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