NATURALISTS IN PARADISE
WALLACE, BATES AND SPRUCE IN THE AMAZON

NATURALISTS IN PARADISE
Ficha Técnica
Editorial:
THAMES & HUDSON
Año de edición:
Materia
NARRATIVA-RELATOS DE VIAJES
ISBN:
978-0-500-25210-9
EAN:
9780500252109
Páginas:
368
Idioma:
ANGLES

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Alfred Russel Wallace, Henry Walter Bates and Richard Spruce were English naturalists who went to Amazonia 150 years ago.

This book is the first to combine the young men’s experiences of the Amazon, drawing heavily on their own letters and books. All three explored an unknown river and had many thrilling adventures: violent attacks of malaria, fearful rapids, murder attempts, encounters with indigenous peoples, shipwrecks, and many other hardships.

In addition to their huge contributions to knowledge of the Amazonian environment, each is particularly famous for one discovery. Wallace is acknowledged as a co-discoverer, along with Charles Darwin, of the theory of evolution. Bates discovered protective mimicry among insects, a phenomenon named after him. Spruce transported the quinine-bearing Cinchona tree to India, where it saved countless lives from malaria.

John Hemming is a world authority on the Amazon. Naturalists in Paradise is a masterwork of loving and informed storytelling.

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