A Narrative of Travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro with an Account of the Native Tribes and Observations on the Climate Geology and Natural History of the Amazon

Author: Alfred Russel Wallace
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108007295
Release Date: 2010-02-11
Genre: Social Science

A friend of Charles Darwin and a social activist respected by John Stuart Mill, Alfred R. Wallace (1823-1913) was an outstanding nineteenth-century intellectual. Wallace, renowned in his time as the co-discoverer of natural selection, was a young schoolteacher when he began his exciting career as an explorer-naturalist, and set off for Brazil in 1848 with Henry Walter Bates. A Narrative of Travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro (1853) is the stimulating and engaging result of this first expedition and a precursor to his best-selling Malay Archipelago (1869). The depth and breadth of Wallace's observations in this book as naturalist, anthropologist and geologist are remarkable, and it is tantalising to learn that half his notes and 'the greater part of [his] collections and sketches' were lost at sea when his ship was burned on his voyage home.

Entangled Edens

Author: Candace Slater
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520226425
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

A tour of the Amazon discusses the region through its stories and how it has been impacted by widely different groups, from the conquistadors to corporations, explaining why an understanding of its history is a vital part of the Amazon's conservation.


Author: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
ISBN: STANFORD:36105016703972
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Illumination of books and manuscripts, German

Library of Congress Catalog

ISBN: MINN:319510019770837
Release Date: 1971
Genre: Subject catalogs

Beginning with 1953, entries for Motion pictures and filmstrips, Music and phonorecords form separate parts of the Library of Congress catalogue. Entries for Maps and atlases were issued separately 1953-1955.