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Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America (Vol1-3) - Expedition in Central & South America 1799-1804 - cover

Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America (Vol1-3) - Expedition in Central & South America 1799-1804

Alexander von Humboldt, Aimé Bonpland

Translator Aimé Bonpland

Publisher: e-artnow

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Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, during the years 1799-1804 is a three-volume account of an expedition taken from Spain to South America by naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland. The authors visited Venezuela, Cuba, Andes, Mexico and USA where they collected the material and made extensive notes. Their joint effort to record a memoir of this great expedition is quite interesting and valuable because it contain specific documentation of their scientific observations, but it also presents an intriguing and romantic work with many poetic descriptions of nature and the people who lived in the areas he visited.
Available since: 07/09/2021.
Print length: 1320 pages.

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