Charles Waterton, Wanderings in South America

Charles Waterton, Wanderings in South America

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Journeys and observations in the Americas between 1812 and 1824.

Charles Waterton, Wanderings in South America

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This book was very popular when it was first published in 1825. It offered a new form of travel narrative, with the author’s eccentric personality constantly in evidence. His account of riding on an alligator and casual references to eating a boiled toucan or dining on roast monkey startled and delighted the public. Even today it is a very extraordinary book about how people viewed South America long ago.

Many of Waterton’s observations and descriptions are original and acute, and the book contributed to natural history by emphasizing the study of wild creatures in their natural habitats rather than as museum specimens. Waterton was also one of the first conservationists, dedicating his life to observing and protecting the local wildlife. Hardcover, xxvi + 230pgs, illustrations, notes, index. Very good, pages lightly tanned, owner’s name within.

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Short Description Journeys and observations in the Americas between 1812 and 1824.
Weight (g) 682.0000
Author L. Harrison Matthews, Editor
Publisher Oxford university Press
Date Published 1973
ISBN 0192554050
Size 240mm x 165mm

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